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The Rosetta Disk

Long Now Foundation’s Rosetta Project have created a miniature archive featuring all of the world languages laser etched onto a small disc that can fit in your hand:

The Rosetta Disk is intended to be a durable archive of human languages, as well as an aesthetic object that suggests a journey of the imagination across culture and history. We have attempted to create a unique physical artifact which evokes the great diversity of human experience as well as the incredible variety of symbolic systems we have constructed to understand and communicate that experience.

The Disk surface shown here, meant to be a guide to the contents, is etched with a central image of the earth and a message written in eight major world languages: “Languages of the World: This is an archive of over 1,500 human languages assembled in the year 02008 C.E. Magnify 1,000 times to find over 13,000 pages of language documentation.” The text begins at eye-readable scale and spirals down to nano-scale. This tapered ring of languages is intended to maximize the number of people that will be able to read something immediately upon picking up the Disk, as well as implying the directions for using it—‘get a magnifier and there is more.’

… The pages are microscopically etched and then electroformed in solid nickel, a process that raises the text very slightly - about 100 nanometers - off of the surface of the disk. Each page is only 400 microns across - about the width of 5 human hairs - and can be read through a microscope at 650X as clearly as you would from print in a book. Individual pages are visible at a much lower magnification of 100X. The outer ring of text reads “Languages of the World” in eight major world languages.

Here is a video by Scott Oller about the Rosetta Project:

Rosetta from Scott Oller on Vimeo.

You can find out more about the project here

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brb jamming smooth beats, eatin eats, writing rhymes and crushin seats

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The LoboCycle® Unveiled

After more than a year the LoboCycle Project is complete! 

It consisted simply in restoring my fathers long abandoned road bike and resulted in an incredible journey of research, discovery, learning and in a new passion for bicycles. 

Reynolds 501 Frame (original)

Vintage Titan Stem (1930’s)

Vintage Pista Handlebar (1930’s)

Campagnolo Group Set

MKS Sylvian Road Pedals

Mavic Deep V Rims 36H

Michelin Pro 3 Race tires

Shimano Dura Ace Hubs

Brooks Swift Saddle

Vintage Swiss Army Saddle/Shoulder bag

Dia Compe Reverse Brake Levers

Shimano 105 Brakes (original)

Jaggwire Brake Cables



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Done at Immortal Ink in Jonesboro, AR.
A serotonin molecule. It’s simple, but it means so much to me. I couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out. :)
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fuckyeahtattoos:

Done at Immortal Ink in Jonesboro, AR.

A serotonin molecule. It’s simple, but it means so much to me. I couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out. :)

http://sunrays-oceanwaves.tumblr.com/

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Epic 9-Part Fred Rogers Interview on the Archive of American Television
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prostheticknowledge:

The Rosetta Disk

Long Now Foundation’s Rosetta Project have created a miniature archive featuring all of the world languages laser etched onto a small disc that can fit in your hand:

The Rosetta Disk is intended to be a durable archive of human languages, as well as an aesthetic object that suggests a journey of the imagination across culture and history. We have attempted to create a unique physical artifact which evokes the great diversity of human experience as well as the incredible variety of symbolic systems we have constructed to understand and communicate that experience.

The Disk surface shown here, meant to be a guide to the contents, is etched with a central image of the earth and a message written in eight major world languages: “Languages of the World: This is an archive of over 1,500 human languages assembled in the year 02008 C.E. Magnify 1,000 times to find over 13,000 pages of language documentation.” The text begins at eye-readable scale and spirals down to nano-scale. This tapered ring of languages is intended to maximize the number of people that will be able to read something immediately upon picking up the Disk, as well as implying the directions for using it—‘get a magnifier and there is more.’

… The pages are microscopically etched and then electroformed in solid nickel, a process that raises the text very slightly - about 100 nanometers - off of the surface of the disk. Each page is only 400 microns across - about the width of 5 human hairs - and can be read through a microscope at 650X as clearly as you would from print in a book. Individual pages are visible at a much lower magnification of 100X. The outer ring of text reads “Languages of the World” in eight major world languages.

Here is a video by Scott Oller about the Rosetta Project:

Rosetta from Scott Oller on Vimeo.

You can find out more about the project here

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This is lovely

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‘craneo’ by Steven Toang

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craneo’ by Steven Toang

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