CREATOR and PRODUCER
Scott Kildall has been working with art + technology + education for over 15 years.
He considers himself, a pre-Post Internet artist, and is a Gen Xer who grew up alongside the Web. He
frequently collaborates with scientists to help transform data into storytelling works, sound installations,
and physical sculptures. His first NFT artwork was a large-scale participatory text-based performance
called NFT Culture Proof, produced in collaboration with Nathaniel Stern. Exotopia is his second NFT-rooted
artwork and is his first large-scale storytelling art piece in over a decade.
WRITER and PROJECT ADVISOR
Bettina Forget is a curator, art educator, researcher, and visual artist. In her role
as SETI AIR Director she facilitates the collaboration between artists and SETI
researchers, foregrounds art-science research practice, and establishes a network of
institutional partners active in art, science, and technology.
Her creative work explores astronomy, science fiction, and feminism, and she has
exhibited her projects nationally and internationally in both artistic and scientific institutions.
She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, where she examines
the re-contextualization of art and science, and how trans-disciplinary education may disrupt gender stereotypes.
GENERAL SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR
Dr. Franck Marchis is a senior planetary astronomer and at the Carl Sagan
Center of the SETI Institute and Chief Scientific Officer and co-founder at
Unistellar. Marchis moved to the United States in October 2000 shortly
after getting a Ph.D. from the University of Toulouse in France that he
acquired while traveling around the world for his research and for the sake of
exploration. Over the past nineteen years, he has dedicated his work
to the study of our solar system, specifically the search for asteroids with
moons, using mainly ground-based telescopes equipped with adaptive
SETI Bio: www.seti.org/our-scientists/franck-marchis
SPECIALTY SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR
Dr. Paul Dalba is astrophysicist affiliated with the University of California
in Santa Cruz and the SETI Institute. He uses telescope facilities on the
Earth and in space to discover and characterize gas giant exoplanets
throughout the galaxy. He also supports citizen science efforts in astronomy
and planetary science. Previously, Dalba worked in the Planetary Science
Division of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and on missions to the asteroid
belt, Saturn and its moons, and Pluto.
SETI Bio: www.seti.org/affiliates/paul-dalba