Sputnik Observatory is an ecosystem of interconnected ideas.
Over the past twelve years, New York based Sputnik, Inc. has conducted over 1,000 in-depth interviews with leading thinkers in the arts and sciences, covering a wide range of topics.
The central premise of Sputnik is that all ideas are interconnected, and that topics and ideas that may seem fringe and even heretical to the mainstream world are in fact being investigated by leading thinkers working in fields as diverse as quantum physics, mathematics, neuroscience, biology, economics, architecture, digital art, video games, computer science and music. Sputnik is dedicated to bringing these ideas from the fringes of thought out into the limelight, so that the world can begin to understand them.
Conducted over more than ten years and previously unavailable to the public, the interviews within the site chronicle some of the most provocative human ideas to have emerged in the last few decades.
The site itself aims to highlight the interconnections between seemingly disparate thinkers and ideas, using a simple navigational system with no dead ends, where every thought leads to another thought, akin to swimming the stream of consciousness.