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Mushon Zer-Aviv | Datum II: Worlds of Data

Part of “Datum: On the Calculus of the Technosphere”
English original version
Lecture, Oct 2, 2015

On December 7, 1972, the Apollo 17 spaceship, positioned in perfect zenith between the sun and the earth, allowed the first human sight of the earth as a single, large round globe in space. The photograph they took of Earth has become one of the most iconic photographs in history. Designer and media activist Mushon Zer-Aviv examines what the history of this image and its manipulations tells us about the cultural origins of data.

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