Adrian Van Allen
Anthropology design art about contact
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TITLE: Objectivity
DATE: April 14, 2011
MEDIA: Hand-ground glass lenses, paper, glue, turned walnut, 3” x 54”
A reconstruction of Galileo's first telescope, set up in the same place where the original was presented on April 14th, 1611. Looking through the telescope we can optically see what Galileo and his followers at the Academia dei Lincei saw in 1611, but conceptually our view of the universe has shifted so significantly we can never fully recapture that view.