Launch of the first astronaut holoportation and orbital NFTs
Los Angeles, California, Jan. 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — subtractive and Factory Labs introduced the first astronauts to use PORTL holographic devices to interact with the public and showcase their NFTs at the LA Art Show. Dr. Sian Proctor and Ron Garan are the first astronauts (with Nicole Stott) to create NFTs inspired by their experiences in orbit around the Earth. These NFTs, “Seeker” by Dr. Proctor, “Perspective (aka Space Selfie)” and “I-SOAR” by Garan – with built-in animated, spoken and musical elements – can be seen in the PORTL Epic unit in the center of the room congresses.
Dr. Proctor was the pilot of the mission of inspiration4, the first all-civilian orbital flight, and is also the first black woman to pilot a spacecraft. She was recently named to The Explorer’s Club 50: Fifty People Changing the World. Garan is a former NASA astronaut who has flown more than 71 million miles in orbit around Earth and has written three books based on his experiences.
“Seeing myself in the PORTL felt like I was teleporting to the Starship Enterprise,” Garan said.
Both cite the overview effect – the change in perspective a person feels after seeing Earth from orbit, and the inspiration to share the need to protect – as part of the motivation. behind the creation of their artworks and NFTs. The astronauts’ previous NFTs were auctioned off to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The LA Art Show event is the latest to use PORTL as a way to mix interactive appearances from notable people and showcase NFTs. At Art Basel Miami, PORTL presented NFTs and other digital objects in partnership with ArtRepublic, SuperRare, Maxim campaign dance group The Prodigy, Open Earth Foundation, BitBasel, DeadMau5, and Micah Johnsonis Aku World. PORTL was also used for NFT display by the NBA champion Danny Green, Nicole Buffett, the Haas Brothers and amfAR at its Cannes gala for Spike Lee.
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About Dr. Sian Proctor:
Dr. Proctor is a geoscientist, explorer, space artist and astronaut. She was a mission pilot for the all-civilian Inspiration4 orbital mission to space. She is also part of Explorer’s Club 50: Fifty People Changing the World. Her motto is called Space2inspire where she encourages people to use their unique and unique strengths and passion to inspire those within their reach and beyond. She believes we must actively strive for a JEDI space: a fair, equitable, diverse, and inclusive space as we advance human spaceflight. She uses her Afrofuturist space art to encourage conversations about women of color in the space industry. http://www.drsianproctor.com/
About Ron Garan:
Ron Garan is a former NASA astronaut who flew 71,075,867 miles in 2,842 orbits of our planet over 178 days in space and 27 hours and 3 minutes of EVA during four spacewalks . Ron has flown on both the US Space Shuttle and the Russian Soyuz spacecraft. He also participated in the joint NASA-NOAA mission, NEEMO-9, an exploration research mission held at Aquarius, the world’s only underwater research laboratory. He is the author of The Orbital Perspective – Lessons in Seeing the Big Picture from a Journey of 71 Million Miles, Floating in Darkness: A Journey of Evolution and Railroad to the Moon. Ron’s personal website bio can be found at: https://www.rongaran.com/about/
Subtractive Inc. is a 16-year-old creative company based in a Santa Monica airport hangar. Working in conjunction with various artists in music, film and fine art, Subtractive has ventured into the NFT space creating its own bespoke NFT launches, the most recent of which are nft.goingtospace.com and cosmicpaws. io. For more information: subtractive.net.
About Fabrik Labs:
Fabrik Labs is surfing the new NFT wave and we invite you to join us. We believe that NFTs present an unprecedented opportunity for creatives to gain success and recognition across all fields and disciplines. At Fabrik NFT Labs, we take an aggressively proactive approach. As a long-standing player in the international art world, with roots in art publishing and representing artists in the conventional art market, Fabrik NFT Labs is focused on providing creators the tools they need to take advantage of the new digital marketplace, enabling them to achieve new levels of economic prosperity. Fabrik NFT Labs is led by founder Chris Davies, a Los Angeles-based art world entrepreneur with a background in music, design, marketing, and technology. More info on Fabricknft.com.
About PORTL Inc. :
PORTL Inc. is the manufacturer of holographic devices and software and cloud services to support holoportation. Founded in 2018 by inventor and CEO David Nussbaum, its award-winning products are now used around the world, conveying executives, tech and science experts, and sports and music celebrities to events, displaying of NFTs and other objects, and becoming a vital new tool for education, retail, marketing and the hospitality industry. The Tim Draper-backed startup was recently named number one in new technologies at Mobile World Congress 2021 in Barcelona, the best new telecommunications startup by IT awards and a three-time winner of the CES Innovation Awards for 2022. PORTL’s headquarters are in Los Angeles and has satellite showrooms and distribution in New York, Las Vegas and Dubai. PORTL seeks to bring people together across all types of divides. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram. For more information, visit PORTLhologram.com.
Dr. Sian Proctor and Ron Garan teleport in a PORTL Epic at the LA Art Show