by Jonathan Terhaar in New Art on Friday 21 December 2012

Taking advantage of the phenomenon know as geosynchronous orbit, artist Trevor Paglen worked with anthropologists, scientists and other artists to construct a photographic disk device that he sent into Earth’s orbit to take trillions of photos over a 15 year period. That’s how I understand it, anyways. The installation is called The Last Pictures and will orbit the Earth until Earth is no more. It’s kind of hard to explain, but it’s awesome.