13,500 Pages of Data Micro-Etched into Nickel

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This piece of micro-etched nickel is comprised of 13,500 minuscule pages with info regarding 1,500 languages. It showed at the “Data + Art” exhibit, which was curated by folks from JPL and wrapped up last month at Pasadena Museum of California Art. A couple more images after the jump.

Beau…

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…tiful.

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Update: Alexander Rose @ The Long Now says the piece is roughly 3 inches in diameter.

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One Response to 13,500 Pages of Data Micro-Etched into Nickel

  1. ChrisL says:

    OK – most important fact is missing. How big is the nickel base? Was the title supposed to be “…A nickel…” or just “nickel”?

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