Nathan Hoste on retaining one’s panties in space

I had the occasion yesterday to have a beer with Nathan Hoste, one of the artists who will be presenting his work at Saturday’s Shadow Art Fair. Nathan was selected for this year’s Shadow based largely on his “Bodies in Space” series of illustrations, which features individuals, in various stages of undress, floating though outer space. They’re incredibly cool… and, from what I just read on Discover magazine’s Bad Astronomy blog, they’re also relatively accurate. Phil Plait, the man behind the Bad Astronomy bog, calls Nathan’s work “excellent.” Not only is Nathan’s science good, in Plait’s opinion, but he captures a reality that is “both scarier and more interesting than fiction.” Apparently, you see, you don’t explode when jettisoned into space, or immediately freeze solid, as we’re led to believe in film. No, the truth is, you just kind of float around, as your clothes slowly unravel from your body… Here’s a quick interview I did with Nathan, asking why, in many of his images, women seem to lose their tops, but retain their panties.

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  1. Edward
    Posted July 19, 2012 at 11:31 pm | Permalink

    I cannot wait to meet this man and hand him my money!

  2. KKT
    Posted July 20, 2012 at 8:42 am | Permalink

    I wish there was also video from last night’s WCBN appearance, during which Mike Perini was asked about his panties and whether they were airtight.

  3. upskirt in space
    Posted July 28, 2013 at 6:09 am | Permalink

    I wish I’d seen this interview before meeting Nathan at the Shadow Art Fair last weekend.

  4. Patrick the Zombie
    Posted September 18, 2013 at 11:56 am | Permalink

    He’s old enough to drink? I thought he was like twelve.

  5. Leonard Schmookler
    Posted December 24, 2013 at 3:29 pm | Permalink

    Mr. Hoste’s science is weak. Astronauts cannot lose their panties in space, as panties, by the very nature of space, cannot exist there.


  6. NASA
    Posted March 3, 2014 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    NASA thinks humans can probably survive completely unprotected in space for over 30 seconds without permanent injury. I do not know if losing ones panties would be considered permanent injury.

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  1. By Shadow 2012 live blog poop on July 21, 2012 at 11:40 am

    […] to wage your complaint, my booth is wedged between John “pooping wizard” Maggie and Nathan “space panty” Hoste. And, yes, this is the spot that I requested. This entry was posted in Shadow Art Fair, Special […]

  2. By ל on October 18, 2012 at 6:43 am

    In space, the panties can’t hear you scream.

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