Tillotson, Jenny (2010) Scentient beings and the external nervous system: ancient memories for fashion futures. In: Human Document Project, 30th June - 02nd July 2010, Saarbrucken, Germany. (Unpublished)
|Type of Research:||Conference, Symposium or Workshop Item|
To preserve one document about mankind for one million years . . . .
A group of academics from the Sciences and Arts gather at KIST (Korea Institute of Science) in Germany to discuss the preservation of a 'human document' and what this might look like:
what is human culture? what to include? top achievements or everyday life? textbooks? wikipedia? opinion? controversial topics? different geographical origins.
how to document? language? line drawings? binary code? films and music?
teaching through multiple languages? primary school textbooks? scientific encoding tables?
where to put it? in a museum, visible to all? billions of copies? on the moon? in a desert or a city center? near geographically defined spots, Mariana trench, Ayers rock, Easter island? Gizeh, Xi‘an, Stonehenge?
how to structure the document? linear text? large number of small chapters? puzzle?
how to integrate a clock? radioactive isotopes? describing astronomical events?
on what material? monocrystalline silicon? embedding in amber? DNA of a living organism
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||one million years, art and feelings, futurology, ancient cultures, the senses, sentient being|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > Central Saint Martins|
|Date:||2 July 2010|
|Related Websites:||http://www.humandocument.org/2010/Background.aspx, http://www.humandocument.org/2010/Topics.aspx|
|Event Location:||Saarbrucken, Germany|
|Date Deposited:||26 Jun 2012 10:37|
|Last Modified:||04 Sep 2015 21:12|
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