feature 3D printed #laugh by Eyal Gever


Whilst Made In Space is complex at work accomplishing a number of herculean tasks, like 3D printing satellites in space and assembling a 3D printed spacecraft with Enterprise In Space, the company does have the opportunity to laugh a little. Or, additional accurately, work with laughter, as long as it has a thing to with 3D printing and space. For instance, they can play a significant role in sending the initially sculpture into space, a 3D printed work of art titled “#Laugh”, by artist Eyal Gever.

3D printed piece of ocean art

“Piece of Ocean”

The Israeli artist has may already made a name for himself by via algorithms to generate dynamic moments in time and and so 3D printing them as attractive sculptures, that include roiling ocean waves, popping bubbles, and spilling oil. Gever’s following piece can be 3D printed aboard the Zero-G 3D printing device on the International Space Station.

3D printed #laugh by Eyal Gever

Gever’s digital representation of human laughter, via JP.

#Laugh is a global collaborative art project to be launched in 2016 that can outcome in the initially piece of art to be made in space, after it’s printed on the zero-gravity 3D-printing device aboard the International Space Station, turn it intod and launched by Made In Space in 2014. It was in 2014 that the artist was contacted by Made In Space with the challenge, “What may you do if you may turn it into art in zero gravity?” Tasked with such a project, Gever believed that he may have to turn it into a thing of “universal appeal, that was neither country nor culturally-specific.” What’s additional universal than laughter?

#Laugh can be a 3D printed sculpture produced of the sound of crowd-sourced laughter. Through an app, users of the world can be able-bodied to record their laughter and share it through social media. According to the artist’s website, “The laughter with the many shares and retweets after three months can be sent to the International Space Station to be 3D-printed and and so released into orbit.”

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

Made in Space CTO Jason Dunn contributes, “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 assembling a sculpture that mayn’t actually survive in gravity.”

At the same time as this can assist prepare Made In Space for the actuallytual space-based printing of large-scale structures, #Laugh is a attractive symbol of just what can be achieved when humanity works together towards a common goal, a thing that is frequently achieved with space projects. Just as the whole world can feel united when humanity accomplishes such feats as landing on the Moon, imagine what the emerging new space industry can do for our collective. This is particularly true of the work of Made In Space is performing with Enterprise In Space, that can not just see a 3D printed spacecraft go into Earth’s orbit, but can do so for the purpose of providing students across the planet with STEAM education. If that is not a goal that can unite the world, I don’t understand what is.

To store up with #Laugh, follow @eyalgever on Twitter.

Michael Molitch-Hou

About The Author

Michael is Editor-In Chief of 3D Printing Industry and the founder of The Reality™ Institute, a service institute dedicated to determining what’s real and what’s not so that you don’t have to. He is a graduate of the MFA Critical Studies & Writing Program at CalArts, and a firm advocate of world peace. Michael already resides in San Pedro with his magical wife, Danielle.