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Planet Labs’ Artists-in-Residence

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Welcome to Planet Labs. We believe in using space to help life on Earth.

We have a big vision at Planet Labs; we are focused on Mission 1: Image the entire Earth, every day, and democratize access to these data and tools.  With our humble beginnings in a Cupertino garage, to a scrappy team of engineers hacking our initial satellite builds, we now find ourselves with brand new technology, market traction and an expanding team.

We have a people-centric approach toward culture and community and we are iterating in a way that puts our team members first and prepares our company for growth.  Be a part of our mission and help build a company that is changing the world.

Creativity is in our engineering DNA at Planet Labs

Planet thrives on creativity and science.  At Planet we believe that building technology for contemporary solutions requires both scientific and abstract thinking. Using space to help life on Earth is our goal. Our company is positioned at the edge of earth imaging and aerospace, with a foot on both sides of this conversation. We thrive on complex concepts and unique inspirations.  Agile aerospace is what we call our engineering and product development approach.  We are mission driven to help the Earth with technology and our ambitious techniques are creative and compassionate. – Everyday everywhere for everyone-  We document the changes of this beautiful dynamic world in our photographic product, this beauty is also curated through our workspace and satellite hardware we build.

Be part of Planet Labs’ Artist in Residency Program! 

Are you a Unique and Motivated Artist? –  Are you inspired by the exploration of science and technology in your artistic practice? Do you make work that illuminate beautiful and thought provoking concepts? Are you inspired to work and collaborate amongst big thinkers and creators in the technology industry? Would you be interested in working in SF with our team who makes satellites and takes pictures from space to help life on Earth? Our Artist in Residence program is a hotbed for these things.

The Role: 

At Planet, the artists will have a studio space in the heart of our office to make their work, join our company community and get creative with us as we grow and build for a 3 month period. The artists will produce their work amongst our team while speaking and interacting with visitors and employees.  During the residency the artist will share their creative process by engaging in hands on workshops. The completed work will be exhibited in the office. We are looking for creative minds that will jive with our exciting culture and openly share their unique artistic workflow. A stipend of $1000 per month will support the artists work.

Artistic Expectations:

We understand that this residency can be just a slice of your professional artistic practice and work schedule. Artist do not have to live in SF to be a resident, although working onsite 3 days a week is necessary to get the most out of the experience. The suggested timeframe that the artist join us is 10-3 on Mondays and Wednesdays and one other day during the week. Artists of all media are invited to apply, but being an open office space, there are constraints for dangerous, large, and toxic medias.

Some recent press about us:

Our CEO, Will Marshall’s Dreamforce Talk

A Tech Start-Up Just Restored My Faith in Humanity by Kevin Roose, NY Magazine

A Start-Up Provides a Picture of Our Shape-Shifting Planet” by Quentin Hardy, NYTimes Bits

The Culture:

Planet Labs is headquartered in San Francisco, California, Earth. If you are feeling inspired, check out our website and apply. Be sure to include a cover letter to let us know why you think you’d be a good fit and feel free to mention anyone you have previously worked with at Planet Labs.

Interspace Tourist Attraction


Interspace, a space-themed attraction and research facility, could open as early as 2016 according to Mark Homnick, manager of NewSpace Center LLC, the company planning to build the  22,000-square-foot replica of Mars. “We felt it was very important for people to know about the space frontier. They will actually live and work as if they were a settler on Mars. We remove the barrier between the guest and the experience. The guest is the experience. They are directly involved.”

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Advertising Subsidized ARKYD (unofficial mockup)


High Res:

Above is a textured mockup of an ARKYD partially funded by sponsors with demonstrated
interest in space exploration. The base model itself was rendered and provided by Planetary
Resources (see references and files below). This concept is not officially sanctioned by Planetary
Resources. Sponsors for the most part would not be visible in selfies or of course during flight –
but, could profit from worldwide exposure through pre-launch publicity.
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