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Jack Madden

Criticat Rhode Island School of Design
A black and white photo of a smiling man with short dark hair in a dark tee shirt leaning forward on a table.
United States
Focus area: Astronomy, Space

Jack Madden uses his experience as a scientist and artist to research and design creative ways of connecting us more closely to the universe. He holds a Ph.D. in astrophysics from Cornell University, where he studied how to look for life around other stars, and has an M.F.A. in Digital+Media from the Rhode Island School of Design, where he built immersive spaces about cosmic solitude. Using rich data, powerful computation, scientific tools, open-source practices, and a cosmic perspective, Jack creates art, language, and experiences around bridging the gap between unfathomable scientific discovery and genuine human understanding. His achievements range from discovering an extragalactic pulsar to winning the RISD Museum's Dorner prize and has had artwork exhibited on the International Space Station.