Bruce Sterling may have bid farewell to the Art Center in Pasadena (he's off to Eastern Europe to write a new novel), but there are still many reasons to love the school. For instance, a course with the impossibly cool title "Basics of Interplanetary Flight". (Thanks, Urban Spaceman)
Reader comment: Ethan says,
Slovenian artist Marko Peljhan (who created the Makrolab, kind of an art/space environment on land) teaches a cool class at UC Santa Barbara called The Art and Science of Aerospace Culture. He has some software to do simulated satellite launches, uses XPlane for aerodynamic simulations and has fieldtrips to SpaceX among others in the LA area. As well they watch Barbaraella. Come on, that's cool. I TAed the class last year. The final project for the class is the design of an art/science object for low earth orbit.