“My whole world is the human voice,” ” Harry Yeff. And he isn’t just referring to his previous life as a champion beatboxer (alias Reeps One). Yeff He is also a digital artist and has traveled the globe meeting artists and experts who share his passion. He’s spent the past five years collecting, he explains, the most precious voices on Earth.
The Motivation for his project is an easy fact: Every day, voices that could be preserved go extinct—whether that be the call of a critically endangered bird or a digital voice note lost in a phone update. That’s why Yeff His collaborator Trung Bao Created Voice GemsAI is used to transform iconic voices into digital gems and physical sculptures. These AI-generated gems are not just a random visualization: A voice with a lower resonance will take on a deep blueish quality; a more consistent structure suggests the person was speaking slowly and calmly; children’s voices, with higher resonances, leave behind rainbow-colored gems.
Yeff he has kept the voices of famous figures such as Ai Weiwei, Jane Goodall?, and Lily Cole. But He also retains more personal voices. He This is the story of an audience member, who proposed to his partner after attending a WIRED event. Yeff sculpt a gemstone out of the couple’s laughter as a gift to replace the traditional diamond wedding ring. We Don’t forget that digital is also part of our history Yeff Says that it is rapidly disappearing. TrulyThe digital is. “ceremonial and spiritual”—an archive of our lives.