|Realitybroker Online Magazine|Somewhere
out there in the alleged emptiness of space, two time capsules carrying
images and audio recordings from planet Earth are waiting to be picked
up and interpreted by an extraterrestrial life form or a future generation of human beings (cf. Voyager Golden Records).
These capsules left our planet in 1977. Although developed with good
intentions, they have the dubious honor of representing a space program
that was driven by a nuclear arms race between two brutal
ideologies. This was an era in which at least one country on our planet still granted or
denied a person civil rights based on their complexion; an era of gray ring binders and bleak waiting-rooms reeking of mendacity and ashtray. In late 2012, the Golden Records were in the process of leaving our solar system.If
they were to announce an overdue new time capsule project and for
reasons were to pick YOU to provide the material, what would you want
outer space and the future to know about life on planet Earth in the
are hordes of twisted corporations and normative citizens with a
superiority complex eagerly awaiting the opportunity to spread and
immortalize their intolerable
ideas of life and co-existence. Leave it up to them, and the next
time capsule will
contain at least 7 of the 9 items listed below:1. A DVD with 300 hours of infomercials;2. Assorted samples of
bland music and bland cheese;3. An envelope containing seeds of the Leyland Cypress and a manual on how to grow and trim opaque hedges;
videos portraying five suffocatingly functional families on their Sunday
5. Rolls of fitted carpet in gray, beige and pastel taupe;6. The best-selling autobiographies of two hockey moms and one state executioner;7. Photographs of sedated children riding to school in tan SUVs;8. Proud blueprints of internal combustion engines, patio heaters and other technological dead ends;9.
A price list for military/domestic assault rifles and land mines
manufactured in a war material exporting "neutral" country.
2012 by Expedition
I:T:L:I:E @ realitybroker.org
Imagine the devastating effects this could have on a whole planet, should the addressees turn out to be simple-minded copycats.
is why the world needs your skeptical eyes and/or ears, your unique
sense of beauty and ugliness, your love for that which hasn't yet been
turned into a mouthwash commercial. The childhood drawings in the box
under your bed may decide whether extraterrestrials will send us their
cure for cancer or a tub
Magazine is our electronic vessel for future postcards from
planet Earth. We welcome everyone who wishes to contribute a suitable story,
image, audio or video file to a no-bullshit time capsule.
2011 by Kurt Koehler @ realitybroker.org
Send us your ideas, comments and questions!
|Publishing date||March 1, 2013|
|Construction & design||Kurt Koehler|
|Cover story||Expedition I:T:L:I:E|
|Translation into German||Ed Liftpirat|
|Interim headquarters||Zurich, Switzerland|
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