Exercise in Communication

Can’t tell whether this is serious, a spoof or some kind of thought experiment, but interesting none-the-less. Designing an informative sign that will survive and remain both meaningful and credible for 10,000 years (to mark a nuclear waste disposal site.) Interesting design problem. Seems the result is literally monumental. Figures.

Link from Earle Martin’s “downlode” e-text library [via Rivets]

Also amongst the e-texts this 1987 essay by Timothy Leary and Eric Gullicson “Huxley, Hesse and the Cybernetic Society“. Some background to Siddhartha (1922), The Bead Game, and other gems, a truly excellent essay, linking so many sources.

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