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Post  Admin on Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:13 pm

It's another original idea from Christopher Locke. The fossilized electronic gadgets.
Before we begin with the whole thing let us first tackle something about Christopher Locke.
According to Wikipedia, Christopher Locke (born November 12, 1947) is a widely read blogger, author and the editor of the Entropy Gradient Reversals e-newsletter since 1995.

Named in a 2001 Financial Times Group survey as one of the "top 50 business thinkers in the world," Christopher Locke (aka RageBoy, aka Chief Blogging Officer) is co-author of The Cluetrain Manifesto: The End of Business as Usual, and author of Gonzo Marketing: Winning Through Worst Practices and The Bombast Transcripts: Rants and Screeds of RageBoy.

And here's the main topic:

It’s interesting to wonder what an extraterrestrial being would think if it comes to Earth within 10,000 years and begins to make some archaeological excavations to know more about the extinct human species. Maybe, the inquisitive alien would think we were a primitive race comprised of curious beings who adored strange commercial symbols and who had extravagant fertility rites like, for example, observing 22 humans in underwear running through a field in order to kick a spherical object.

Artist and blogger Cristopher Locke seems to have thought something like this and he has made public a collection of fake fossils with gadgets that have fallen into disuse now.

The fossils have been made using “gadgets-shaped” concrete molds. The gadgets that were used include a Playstation controller, an iPod, a rotary dial telephone, a hard drive and a 3.5-inch floppy disc, among other objects.

But Cristopher Locke did something else. Locke has labeled this work by using Latin scientific names and each “fossil” has its own denomination; some examples of these names include “Egosiliqua Malusymphonicus” (iPod), “Ambulephebus sonysymphonia” (walkman), or “Dexteludicrum repuerasco” (Game Boy). The artist also made some general comments in about the history of each fossil and he used a scientific style in his writing.

If you want to see more of Christopher Locke's piece of art, go to this link:




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