Ann Druyan, The Golden Record, and the Memory of Our Hearts
From her work in the 1970s as the Creative Director for NASA’s Voyager Interstellar Message Project to her current role as writer and producer of the beloved television series Cosmos, Ann Druyan has devoted her life to expanding the horizons of human empathy and communication. In insisting that the thresholds of cosmic exploration must be approached with sincerity, humility, and generosity, she has had a deep influence on artist Dario Robleto’s work throughout his career.
In this online conversation hosted by The Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, Ann Druyan and Dario Robleto were joined in conversation by Jennifer Roberts, Professor of the Humanities at Harvard, who is co-authoring a book with Robleto about the interstellar journey of the pulse wave recordings that Druyan included on the Voyager Golden Record.
This conversation was held March 8, 2023 in conjunction with the exhibition "The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto"