Carter Emmart grew up in an artistic family attending classes as a child at the Hayden Planetarium in New York City where he is now Director of Astrovisualization for the American Museum of Natural History. While attending the University of Colorado for Geophysics, he co-founded the Case for Mars conference series, from which he pursued a career as a space illustrator of human Mars missions. Work at NASA Ames and the National Center for Atmospheric Research lead to his work in data visualization design, which he applied to the museum’s Digital Universe 3D Atlas, his direction of the planetarium’s space shows, and the NASA supported OpenSpace software. He mentors students from high school through graduate degrees, and holds an honorary doctorate in Astrovisualization from Sweden’s Linkoping University.
Computer Animation Festival - Electronic Theater