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The Art of the Long View…

Paul St. George is close to realizing his dream of completing a tunnel from London to New York, through which viewers on either side can see the others, using a “telectroscope.”

The Tunnel

Based on plans developed (and started) by his grandfather, the telectroscope has surfaced in both London and Brooklyn.

Coming up in London

Photo:  Mathew Andrews

For more, including the backstory, see the Telectroscope website and its blog.

(But for a faithless assertion that this is simply a clever art project, see this New York Times article.)

As we prepare to squint, we might whisper a birthday greeting to Transcendentalist essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson, born on this date in 1803.  Emerson might well have had the Telectroscope in mind when we argued that “the reward of a thing well done is to have done it.”

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May 25, 2008 at 1:01 am

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