Seeing The Unseen: A public exhibition of Jupiter's interior  


The Jupiter Interior Exhibition project offers a frame in which to reflect on scientific insights in missions of JPL. What are other ways of thinking about the Juno mission? In this era of pervasive computing environment, arguably, the networking technology is becoming to a level that enables people to have access to any information, at any time and anywhere with any devices.6 For the public, it is easy to have access to the numerous articles covering Juno mission via the internet. However, engaging with the mission through artistic and scientific installations can be far more educational and effective in the sense of promoting the mission to the general public. Moving beyond a culture that scientific information collected from planetary missions being exclusive and confidential only to researchers, our project uses a design approach of communicating enables the public to feel more attached to
Figure21 Photography of the installation in daylight
the work of JPL. Through public exhibitions, a new experience of space and missions can generate idiosyncratic perspectives and interesting discussions about the science of JPL and may provide possible guidance for JPL’s future mission concept.
  Figure22 Photography of the installation in daylight
2. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology, Juno Mission to Jupiter. (2009).
3. Simon YooHyun Kim, input / output Design Strategies: An inquiry into thinking/making M.S.A. thesis, Media Lab MIT (2008).
4. Michel De Certeau, The Practice of Everyday Life (University of California Press, 1988, Translated by Steven Rendall)
6. Tomas Soderstrom, Manager, IT Chief Technology Office, IT Trends That Matter, Jet Propulsion Laboratory Seminar. (2010).

I thank Dan Goods, JPL visual strategist for his guidance on research methods and being in charge of the project. I also thank Hunter Sebresos and Madeleine Gallagher for early assistance in brain storming. The NASA Space Grant Fellowship work is supported by the fund provide by California Institute of Technology. This work used the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Facility at Pasadena funded by California Institute of Technology.


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