What the hell is a Telectroscope? It’s like a telescope only it’s not. In fact, the Telectroscope dates back the 19th century, or does it? Ok, I’ll come clean. The Telectroscope is in fact a work of art by Paul St. George. The whole thing is in fact a wives tale when a reporter back in the day misheard ‘electroscope’, a device used to measure electrical current. The Telectroscope was rumored to be a ‘far-seeing invention that worked on a telegraph of wire’. Although there aren’t any wires – in fact it works on a fiber optic network – attendees (you can make an appointment here) can see a life sized view of the London Thames from New York’s Brooklyn bridge and vice versa, in real time – no audio, though. The project cost $787,000 and was underwritten by the British government and private sponsorship. The installation goes live any day now and will last until June 15th.
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Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."