In ancient times, heroes like Marco Polo and Christopher Columbus explored unknown territories of the globe. The climax of these terrestrial explorations was reached at the beginning of the space age, when astronauts captured the entire earth in a single picture.
Today, world travel has become a teenage tourist activity, but luckily there still are other spheres to conquer. Whether we are roaming the globe with Google Earth, descending into the depths of our genes or traveling to the outskirts of the universe, our world view is fundamentally shaped through interfaces.
From our Fake for Real series.
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WAR IS PEACE FREEDOM IS SLAVERY IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH From: 1984 (George Orwell)
Wishful thinking... This is how peace is brought to the world since the 1950's: http://www.naomiklein.org/shock-doctrine/short-film
I still tend to think Google Earth will bring world peace. We all browse one planet.
Today images of the planet earth seen from space are a clichÃ© and it is hard to imagine that at the time they were made, people expected these pictures and the understanding that we inhabit one planet, might bring world peace.