The Last Pictures, Space, 2012

Working with materials scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, [our own Brian Wardle] Paglen developed an artifact designed to last billions of years—an ultra-archival disc, micro-etched with one hundred photographs and encased in a gold-plated shell. In Fall 2012, the communications satellite EchoStar XVI will launch into geostationary orbit with the disc mounted to its anti-earth deck.

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