Tuesday, May 27, 2008

"Telectroscope" Lets You See From New York to London

British artist Paul St George has recently created a telectroscope that connects New York and London together via a tunnel that allows people on either side to see each other in real-time. As he put it in his own words "Hardly anyone knows that a secret tunnel runs deep beneath the Atlantic Ocean." He stated, "In May 2008, more than a century after it was begun, the tunnel has finally been completed. An extraordinary optical device called a Telectroscope has been installed at both ends which miraculously allows people to see right through the Earth from London to New York and vice versa." The Teletroscope will remain at Fulton Ferry Landing in Brooklyn and an identical scope will sit on the other side at banks of the Thames in the shadow of Tower Bridge; this work of art is created by Artichoke, the same people that created "the Sultans' Elephant " that roamed the streets of London. I won't provide any spoilers here, but believe it or not, it makes for a very interesting reading nonetheless, and this work of art will surely be talked about for many years to come. For more infomation about the teletroscope visit the related article on The New York Times.


1 comment:

Schoolin4TheGoodLife said...

that's amazing!i could actually see somebody on the other side of the world...thats just crazy.it would be totally weird just looking at somebody in new york that you've never seen before...im not sure what i would do,just wave i guess.it would be really awkward.