A Look Through The Telectroscope
The Telectroscope is a charming piece of artwork by Paul St. George. The installation that could have been part of a fantastic Jules Verne or H.G. Wells novel visually connects the cities of London and New York. Simulating a massive tunnel, people on both sides of the Atlantic gather in front of the device to wave at each other. St. George even developed a fun little story explaining how the tunnel had originally been conceived of by his great grandfather:
Hardly anyone knows that a secret tunnel runs deep beneath the Atlantic Ocean. In May 2008, more than a century after it was begun, the tunnel has finally been completed. An extraordinary optical device called a Telectroscope has been installed at both ends which miraculously allows people to see right through the Earth from London to New York and vice versa.