AIR Program

SETI AIR: The SETI Institute’s Artists in Residence Program

The SETI Institute has become an international leader in the movement to integrate the arts and sciences. SETI AIR facilitates an exchange of ideas between artists and scientists so that these disciplines may inspire each other and lead to new modes of comprehension and expression. This program expands upon the SETI Institute’s mission to explore, understand, and explain the origin, nature, and prevalence of life in the universe. Our artists bring fresh eyes to help navigate difficult concepts and act as a bridge to broaden awareness of the science carried out at the SETI Institute.

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AIR Director

Charles Lindsay – SETI Air Program Director

Charles is a multi-disciplinary artist interested in technology, eco-systems, semiotics, and esoteric forms of humor. He was the SETI Institute’s first Artist in Residence 2010 – 2015 and is now leading the SETI AIR program, along with Denise Markonish, MASSMoCA curator and Chair of the SETI AIR Advisory Committee. Lindsay is a Guggenheim Fellow and the recipient of a 2015 Rauschenberg Residency.

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AIR Artists


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AIR Advisory Committee


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