5/23/2008

The London-New York Telectroscope

This is pure genius. Check out the website.

The artist explains that he has completed a trans-atlantic tunnel begun by his great-grandfather in the 1890's. The tunnel was being built to accomodate the Telectroscope, and optical contraption that would allow clear viewing of the other end of the tunnel. So, a person in NY could see what was happening in London, or vice versa.

It appears from the pictures that the tunneling equipment broke through in New York on Wednesday, and the Telectroscope was installed shortly thereafter. No word if the device is operational yet.

2 comments:

Nemo said...

You know that this is just 2 monitors and a fiber optic cable, right?

The Fishmonger said...

heh heh...Nemo... such a cynical view of the world. You don't think it's possible to use mirrors and lenses to magnify an image from across the Pond? For shame.

And besides, it's not just 2 monitors and a fiber optic cable. It's 2 BIG monitors, an internet connection (perhaps your fabled "fiber optic cable" (glass cables?! who's induging in fantasy now?), and a really cool steam punk framing device. Its better than real, IT'S ART, BABY!

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