TEDxSpace Book Covers
Created for Color in Design | University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
For this project, we were to use a custom palette to create a set of cohesive book covers for TED Talks in one area of study. I listened to three talks about outer space, and created the following.
"I Leapt from the Stratosphere: Here's How I Did It" - Alan Eustace
On October 24, 2014, Alan Eustace donned a custom-built, 235-pound spacesuit, attached himself to a weather balloon, and rose above 135,000 feet, from which point he dove to Earth, breaking both the sound barrier and previous records for high-altitude jumps. Hear his story of how -- and why.
"The Search for Planets Beyond our Solar System" - Sara Seager
Every star we see in the sky has at least one planet orbiting it, says astronomer Sara Seager. So what do we know about these exoplanets, and how can we find out more? Seager introduces her favorite set of exoplanets and shows new technology that can help collect information about them -- and even help us look for exoplanets with life.
"How Mars Might Hold the Secret to the Origin of Life" - Nathalie Cabrol
While we like to imagine little green men, it's far more likely that life on other planets will be microbial. Planetary scientist Nathalie Cabrol takes us inside the search for microbes on Mars, a hunt which counterintuitively leads us to the remote lakes of the Andes mountains. This extreme environment — with its thin atmosphere and scorched land — approximates the surface of Mars about 3.5 billion years ago. How microbes adapt to survive here may just show us where to look on Mars — and could help us understand why some microbial pathways lead to civilization while others are a dead end.