Saturday, May 31, 2008

Visionary Art: The Telectroscope

Hardly anyone knows that a secret tunnel runs deep beneath the Atlantic Ocean. 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...

I just love this art project on all kinds of levels, not least for the insanely gorgeous design that’s evocative of Jules Verne. What a shame it will only be running until the middle of June.

More at the NYT and at Tiscali’s ultra-cool website.