Beck And NASA Launch 'Hyperspace: A.I. Exploration' Visual Album
By Katrina Nattress
August 13, 2020
Beck's bringing a whole new (extraterrestrial) life to his 2019 album Hyperspace. On Wednesday (August 12), the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter partnered with NASA to launch Hyperspace: A.I. Exploration — a visual album that pairs the album's track list with NASA expedition and data, transformed by A.I.
"After training on hundreds of thousands of images, videos and data points from NASA’s space exploration research and missions, the Hyperspace A.I. then began creating its own visions of our universe," a press release explains. Each song corresponds with the sun and planets in our galaxy.
“I think each song is kind of a different way that different people ‘hyperspace’ — we escape from the reality that we’re dealing with,” Beck said in a statement.
Watch the full visual album and see the track listing below.
Hyperspace: A.I. Exploration track list
“Hyperlife” | Landsat 8, International Space Station Uneventful Days | Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), Apollo 12
“Saw Lightning” | Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), Curiosity Rover, Viking 1 Orbiter
“Die Waiting” | Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
“Chemical” | Cassini-Huygens
“Hyperspace” | Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)
“Stratosphere” | Spitzer Space Telescope
“Dark Places” | Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
“Star” | Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Swift, Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope
“Everlasting Nothing” | Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
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