Vol.1 / Issue 2


Duchamp at NASA
by Stephen R. Ellis


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Our computer was the erstwhile host for our website. Well, it's not quite a Nude Descending a Staircase but it worked well for years and met the criterion of being named after well-known artists or contributors to the understanding of perspective images. Now it languishes in the backwaters behind our new firewall computer which protects it and us from the ravages of international hackers challenged to bring NASA to its knees, wondering in a UNIX-sort-of-way how the next Duchamp, contemplating a staircase descent on the International Space Station, will render his cubic dreams.

Stephen R. Ellis, PhD
Head of the Advanced Displays and Spatial Perception Laboratory
Human and Systems Technologies Branch
Flight Management and Human Factors Division
NASA Ames Research Center