transatlantic periscope

the “telectroscope,” an art installation by Paul St. George, purports to be, “an extraordinary optical device … installed at both ends [of a transatlantic tunnel] which miraculously allows people to see right through the Earth from London to New York and vice versa,” using a series of mirrors to bounce the image over the three-thousand mile distance.  while it probably uses fiber optics, it’s still a pretty astounding feat, and the ability for spectators to walk up to it and see a live image from the other end is something singular, even in this age of telecommunications saturation.

bbc article (with video)


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