THEME 2023 - X TERRESTRIAL
In the summer of 1977, the Twin Spacecraft Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 were launched by NASA in separate months from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
NASA placed an ambitious message aboard Voyager 1 and 2, a time capsule, intended to communicate a story of our world to extraterrestrials. The Voyager message is carried by a phonograph record, a 12-inch gold-plated copper disk containing sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth “The Voyager Golden Record”.
The Voyager Golden Record contained 115 images and a variety of natural sounds, such as those made by surf, wind, and thunder, and animal sounds, including the songs of birds and whales. The record additionally featured musical selections from different cultures and eras, spoken greetings in fifty-nine languages, and printed messages from President Jimmy Carter and U.N. Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim. The items were selected for NASA by a committee chaired by Carl Sagan of Cornell University.
You can view all the contents of the Voyager Golden Record in the following links for knowledge and inspiration purposes only:
Are we alone in the universe? This farfetched question has been argued for centuries since the dawn of time. Today, the existence of extraterrestrial life is taken seriously by many.
If another unearthly civilization is trying to establish communication with us, could we interconnect with them using our own visual language? Could we as artists and designers be able to establish any kind of interaction with them using our current imagination, design knowledge, and artistic practice? What thoughts and messages we could communicate to them? How do we respond to them? By using a new linguistic, primitive/ancient language, forms, shapes, numerals, data, imagination, colors, codes, pictogram, emojis, symbols, Braille code, Sign Language?
Design a poster of your own imagination that is inspired by the theme using your understanding of the concept of communication with otherworldly lifeforms.
Here are some movies related to the theme for inspiration purposes only:
A linguist works with the military to communicate with alien lifeforms after twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world.
Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of extraterrestrial intelligence, sending plans for a mysterious machine.