Friday, 20 November 2009

Golden Record

Constructing meaning from visual images When I came across this, I was amazed. In 1977, the "Golden Record" was sent into outer space with 2 space probes, The Golden Record was intended to communicate the story of earth and human existence to extraterrestrials. Jon Lomberg designed a series of silhouetted images to go with the Golden Record. I think they work really well to us and we can understand the meaning. However, when it come to extraterrestrials... that might be another story. Symbols work for us as we can relate them to things, but these little green aliens surely wont have the same understanding and won't be able to relate them to anything.

- Jon Lomberg silhouette images sent with the Voyage Space Probe

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