Current Student Collaborations Participants
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Genre/Medium: Illustrated Book, Procreate, Photoshop
About the work: This is a short illustrated book titled A Traveler’s Guide to 16 Psyche (downloadable PDF), meant to provoke interest and provide information about the mission. I focused on creating visually appealing illustrations that are more decorative than informative to help make the subject more interesting and lead the audience to read the paragraphs. The illustrations are also meant to provide a layered 3D effect for the associated augmented reality experiences that will be made for each of the pages.
Psyche Inspired is a program that brings undergraduate students from any discipline or major together to share the excitement, innovation, and scientific and engineering content of NASA’s Psyche mission with the public in new ways through artistic and creative works. These works are posted in the gallery above and highlighted on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. View the full resolution images in the image gallery. ASU undergraduate Kaxandra Nessi is the student manager of Psyche Inspired. Brooke Owen was the former student manager from 2017-2019. This year’s Psyche Inspired cohort is known as the Copper Class. Their virtual year-end Showcase may be explored online.
Read a feature about Psyche Inspired in Eos.
Psyche Inspired was piloted at ASU during the 2017-2018 academic year. The following academic year, Psyche Inspired expanded nationally! The works from each Psyche Inspired cohort are collected in individual downloadable books that tell the story of Psyche through musical scores, sculptures, painting, 3-D models, photography, acrylic art, needlepoint, stop-motion films, mixed media, and more.
Take a look at our map that shows how the Psyche Inspired program has grown over the years!