Deadline extended due to popular demand

Thanks to all of you who filled out our survey on your progress creating a short film featuring our sounds recorded from space. We have decided to extend the deadline by 2 weeks to Sunday 16 July 2017.

Don’t forget to keep track of which snippets of the space sounds you use and, more importantly, write a description of how you incorporated them into your film. This is a mandatory field in our Withoutabox listing and a key judging criterion.

We have also decided to accept partially complete films. Please do finish your films as much as possible and include any rough or incomplete footage along with a note in the cover letter detailing what changes or finishing touches will be made to your film. This will aid the judging. However, your final film must be complete by our Saturday 2 September Festival screening.

Thanks again for your interest in SSFX, we look forward to seeing your films soon!

What Other Space Audio Exists?

SSFX isn’t the first project to use “sound from space” though it is one of the very few to use genuine analogues of sound in the medium of space, plasma. So what have all this other space audio been then? Check our latest video to find out.

 

How is your film coming together?

Don’t forget the submission deadline to enter your short film featuring our sounds recorded from space is 3 July 2017. You can create a film especially for the competition or edit an existing film to incorporate the sounds.

We hope you’re on track to make the deadline! Either way, we’d like to hear about your progress and would really appreciate if you could spare 2 minutes to fill out this quick survey to let us know.

How to Hear Sound in Space

Wondering exactly how the space spounds from SSFX were made? Or what people think they sound like? Dr Martin Archer delves into all the comments you’ve had about these weird sounds, which may help inspire their use in your films.

You can see the infographic of all the comments here.

Vote in the EGU Communicate Your Science Video Competition

Dr Martin Archer has been selected for the European Geosciences Union Communicate Your Science Video Competition with an entry about SSFX. You can vote for it by liking the video on YouTube.

SSFX’s Massive Musical Instrument Featured

You may have seen SSFX floating around online and the media recently, as the idea of us living within a massive musical instrument has captured people’s imaginations. Articles about this can be found on the Daily Mail, IFL Science, Yahoo, and Science Alert among others.

Our next SSFX video will be about your comments on what space sounds like. Are any of them right in a scientific sense? Stay tuned to find out!

#scienceraptrax

A bit of fun on Twitter right now is #scienceraptrax where people have been writing mini raps featuring science. Here’s one for SSFX:

Earth’s Massive Magnetic Musical Instrument

We told you what sounds in space physically are, but did you know that Earth’s magnetosphere has a major role in controlling the sounds present around the Earth? It’s very much like a musical instrument, as Dr Martin Archer explains in our latest video delving into this complex magnetic symphony and some of the questions that researchers still have about it.

SSFX on Resonance FM

Dr Martin Archer appeared on Resonance FM‘s OST show on Saturday to play space sounds, talk about SSFX and give away space goodies. Resonance is an apt name of a radio station for SSFX to appear on, as you shall see in our next video on the science behind SSFX.

The presenter, Robin the Fog, has blogged about the show here.

Articles on SSFX’s launch

Last week we launched SSFX and there’s been a great reaction so far including lots of sharing on social media, so thanks!

Here are a couple of things you might want to check out:

IFL Science wrote an article about various sorts of space sounds, linking to us about their potential use in art.

Super/Collider featured a short interview with space physicist and competition organiser Dr Martin Archer.

Physics World blogged about the competition launch, mentioning David Bowie in the process.

EarthSky also wrote about our competition.

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