Deep Future: celestial charts for the next 100 thousand years
Today's constellations are very different from the patterns our ancestors saw; and will be completely different thousands of years from now. Something imperceptible to the naked eye. This is the theme of the new exhibition ‘Deep Future: celestial charts for the next 100 thousand years', in exhibition starting on January 17 at the Museum of Tomorrow. The exhibit, running until May 7, was inspired by a survey of future scenarios with data from celestial charts.
In this exhibition, the Museum of Tomorrow and Tellart present screens of the next cosmic millennia with an artistic touch. In a mix of artisanship and science, a robot has drawn, using hot beeswax, ten celestial charts as seen from the North Pole in the next hundred thousand years on pieces of cotton cloth. A hybrid experience of old and new, robotic and human.
"The exhibition goes straight into the Museum's central proposal, which is to show the possible 'tomorrows' of our planet, which are not static. In the case of constellations, they move all the time in their time," summarizes the Manager of Exhibitions at the Museum of Tomorrow, Leonardo Menezes.