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November 16, 2018

A different kind of memory hole

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Above, the entrance to Martin Kunze's Memory of Mankind time capsule.

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Long story short: Six years ago, in 2012, Kunze began making laser-engraved ceramic tablets (above) intended to provide future finders with knowledge about our civilization.

He chose ceramic because 1) he is a ceramicist by trade, and 2) ceramics, which are not unlike fossils, stand the greatest chance of living on far into the future.

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He chose a salt mine in Hallstatt, Austria — one of the oldest in the world, dug by the Celts, dating back 7,000 years or more, about a mile deep in a mountain — as a repository.

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So far he's created some 500 tablets.

You can too!

Go to the Memory of Mankind website and enter your deepest thoughts, which will be translated and etched into a tablet for future finders to read.

Free, the way we like it.

Michael Paterniti's GQ article on the project is here.

November 16, 2018 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Fish of the Month*

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It's a 1-centimeter-long juvenile boxfish collected in the fall of 2007 from the surface waters of the Celebes Sea off the southern Philippine Islands.

*Do you like this new feature? If enough peeps do, I might make it a regular thing.

Flautist? Ms. Radoo? Bueller? Anyone?

November 16, 2018 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (7)

"For Free" — Joni Mitchell

Live performance for the BBC, recorded October 9, 1970.

She turned 75 on November 7.

November 16, 2018 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Pleated Tote

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From the website:

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Reusable tote features vertical pleats that expand into abstract shapes depending on what's inside.
 
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Accordion-style pleats remain intact even after bag has expanded to several times its original size.
 
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• 30" x 22"
 
• Made in Japan
 
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• Water-resistant
 
• Biodegradable polylactic acid (PLA) 
 
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Blue, Yellow, Black, or Red.

$48.

November 16, 2018 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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