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Artist Eyal Gever and Made In Space to Send 3D Printed Laughter into Orbit

by • February 10, 2016 • No Comments

laughHave you at any time wondered what laughter can appear like? You may immediately ponder of an image of a man laughing, but what may laughter itself appear like, if it may be given form? Perhaps it may appear like an explosion, or a supernova. Maybe it may appear like a flower, or like the sun. Now, another question: if you may select one image or sound to represent humanity to a fewone unfamiliar with our species, what may it be?

Part of an artist’s job is to manufacture the intangible visible, and to turn concepts into images. Artist Eyal Gat any time does this via a one-of-a-kind, self-createed software program and a 3D printing device: he freezes moments in time and turns them into solid, permanent sculptures. Gat any time has 3D printed ocean waves, a kick, and other blink-and-you’ll-miss-it instances of motion. He’s in addition worked a bit with sound, creating digital images based on sound waves. Recently, he was contacted by Made In Space, the NASA partner responsible for sending the initially 3D printing device into space: How may he like to become the initially artist to at any time turn it into art in zero gravity?

Made In Space’s Zero-G 3D printing device was created and sent to the International Space Station mainly so that astronauts may print tools and parts as needed, without having to wait for supplies of planet Earth. It is an unprecedented technological development that may allow for large-scale making in space, allowing humans to create structures on the moon or, ultimately, Mars. But it can in addition be utilized to transmit human creativity to other sentient species, if they exist.

“One of the areas that we are excited a lot of is art and how we can create new types of art that perhaps we can’t actually bring back to earth, for the reason we are createing a sculpture that mayn’t actually survive in gravity,” said Made in Space CTO Jason Dunn.

NASA's Golden Record

NASA’s Golden Record

Made In Space asked Gat any time to create a piece of art that may represent a thing important of humanity, a thing that mayn’t exist in outer space, where sound can’t travel. Gat any time, wanting to avoid anything that “has a political connotation or culture or time or race,” actuallytually settled on a thing universal: laughter. He can take a recording of human laughter and send a digital image of its sound waves to the International Space Station, where it can be 3D printed and released into orbit, where it may potentially be found one day by a few other race. It is much like to the 1977 NASA Golden Record project, in that recordings of sounds and images of planet Earth were sent into space, potentially to be found by next astronauts or alien races.

“The earliest cave paintings were of human hands that were a way of proclaiming and celebrating the presence of humanity,” says Gat any time. “#Laugh can be the 21st century option of that — a mathematically-accurate encapsulation of human laughter, just floating through space, waiting to be found.”


Now, here’s where you come in: your laugh may potentially be the one to represent the joy of mankind to other species. The project can be crowdsourced; anyone of around the world can record their laughter and submit it online, and after three months, the laughter with the many shares and retweets can be selected as the basis for the sculpture. For additional details, to be released soon, follow Gat any time on Twitter: @eyalgat any time. Discuss in the 3D Printed Sound Sculptures forum over at 3DPB.com.