DATA VISUALIZATION FROM THE EDGE OF SPACE

Our team was tasked by Google and NASA with translating data sent back from the Voyager 1 into virtual environments. After a trip to NASA’s Marshall Space and Flight Center, we analyzed an enormous dataset to craft visuals that bring people to the edge of our galaxy. The resulting VR experience was directed by Google’s Chief Filmmaker Jessica Brillhart. 

“Much like Voyager’s journey, or Beethoven’s masterpiece, true art is built to last and transcend, and for anyone working in the space, Beethoven’s Fifth is a great

example of not only what that journey actually looks and sounds like but, more importantly, what it feels like.”

—VR ROOM

The experience begins with the elegant uproar of the London Philharmonic Symphony reciting Beethoven’s Fifth. As the piece swells to a crescendo, you are shot into interstellar space. Suddenly, you are floating among the gaseous spacescapes of our galaxy’s outer-reaches and looking through the eyes of Voyager 1.

THE TECH

Algorithmic translation of dataset into visuals
5.6k stereoscopic render
Ambisonic sound design