a deep look at active satellite data
2022 / GAO YUJIE (CN) MEGAN SMITH (CA)
Exhibit on a 270-degree panoramic screen at the Visualization & Emerging Media Studio at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan, Canada.
All the Stars We Cannot See is an immersive installation that situates participants within a virtual sky activated by 25,500+ satellites orbiting Earth. Smith & Gao are working to render visible the global impact of satellite density.
This artwork was made to build opportunity for discussion on the impact of colonizing space, and to bring awareness to growing surveillance and the political and economical driving forces that are currently occupying space.