The Palgrave Handbook of Society, Culture and Outer Space, 2016

Transmissions from the Noosphere: Contemporary Art and Outer Space an essay by Arts Catalyst Director Nicola Triscott, has been published in the new Palgrave Handbook of Society, Culture and Outer Space.

The handbook provides an in-depth exploration of major themes relating to society, culture and the universe and will inspire and cultivate debate in this exciting and burgeoning area of study for future researchers and theorists. Bringing together scholarship from a range of disciplines including geography, economics, history, political science, sociology, philosophy, science and technology studies, law, cultural astronomy, anthropology, media studies, literature, psychosocial studies and art, it closely examines how outer space is socially produced, experienced, perceived and imagined, and the significance of this for terrestrial social life.

The book was edited by James S. Ormrod and Peter Dickens.

Other authors featured include: Allen Abramson, University College London, Nayef Al-Rodhan, University of Oxford, Jason Beery, University of Pittsburgh, Christy Collis, Queensland University of Technology, Martin Holbraad, University College London, DeWitt Douglas Kilgore, Indiana University, Mark R. Johnson, University of York, Pete Mason, Independent, Felicity Mellor, Imperial College London, Chris Pesterfield, Independent, Sean Redmond, Deakin University, Lionel Sims, University of East London and Jocelyn Wills, City University of New York.