A very interesting project, and one that comes at an interesting time, as 2012 mania lurches into its final throes and, related or not, the deepening spectre of doom continues to grip pessimistic hearts.
Should we all vanish from this planet, The Last Pictures project will provide a haunting final testament in near-space, circtling our planet with images designed to last for five billion years. Will alien eyes ever see them?
The photos range from 17,000-year-old cave paintings to predator drone photos and financial charts. It would be interesting to know what ATS members would choose if they had to select 100 photos to summarize the world as our species sees it. Beyond this, its a haunting project and an attempt to preserve for billions of years our moment in time and space.
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