Adrian Van Allen
Anthropology design art about contact
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TITLE: Objectivity
DATE: April 14, 2011

Hand-ground glass lenses, paper, glue, turned walnut, 3” x 54”

A reconstruction of Galileo's first telescope, set up in the same location where the original was presented on April 14th, 1611 - 400 years later to the day. Looking through the telescope we can optically see what Galileo and his followers at the Academia dei Lincei saw in 1611, however our view of the universe has fundamentally changed. Conceptually we now percieve our universe from a deeply embedded heliocentric perspective.