An awesome discovery for the end of the day—conceptual artist Paul St. George created an optical device that allows people in New York and London to communicate in real time without cell phones, cables, etc.
The gigantic “Telectroscope” is, according to the (rather imaginitive and extensive) story concocted on St. George’s website, inspired from his Victorian great-grandfather’s work digging a transatlantic tunnel.
Visitors in each city can get up close and wave to visitors in the other, writing messages to one another on dry erase boards. The Telectroscope will be hooked up at Fulton Ferry in Brooklyn and the Thames River in London until June 15.
Thursday, May 22, 2008