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Space Voices, what we can’t here, what we can’t see.

Beyond The Spheres is a marriage of Art and Science. This work utilizes radio wave emissions in space that were recorded by NASA’s Voyager and Cassini satellites as they passed near Saturn and Jupiter, to create a compelling and unique film that is both an aesthetic and science experience. By extracting the features of these space voices, the visual actions and behaviors of particles were controlled to create appealing visual movements. Some mathematical equations have been used to control the movements, Velocity, Turbulence Size, Turbulent Displace, Time Factor, Size, Color and Speed of those particles based on the audio. Beyond The Spheres has been screened and won awards in several festivals around the world, including nomination in the 40th Student Academy Awards, OSCAR.

For a look at the real science beyond Beyond the Spheres, see this article from Quiet Earth.

Director and Animator:
Meghdad Asadi Lari

Space Audios:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
University of Iowa
University of Arizona
European Space Agency
California Institute of Technology


Director’s Bio:

Born 1982 in Shiraz, Iran and currently living in Rochester, NY, award winner director, animator and Student Academy Awards nominee, Meghdad Asadi Lari started his higher education in 2000 by studying Electrical Engineering in Shiraz University and continued to M.Sc. in Communications Engineering. During his graduate studies, he discovered his passion for graphic design and animation. Familiar with all aspects of aesthetics, his artistic and creative abilities have been recognized by professionals as fast and precise. Not long after completing his technical degrees did he decide to step into the art field as a creative professional. He started his MFA in Computer Animation and directed and produced several animations which played at festivals worldwide and gained several national and international awards. He finished his MFA degree in 2014 with faculty awards for his thesis film, Simorgh.