(now (now(now))): the Infinite Time Capsule
By Eric Rosenbaum and Charles DeTar, graduate students in Media Arts and Sciences
School of Architecture and Planning, 4th floor, and Media Lab, 5th floor
Invisible echoes of the past constantly reverberate in the now. This installation uses video and other media to nest layers of the past into an image of the present, recursively intertwining slices of time. Step in front of the screen(s) and see yourself descending into the past, joining previous viewers as they pass by. What impression will you leave to be re-experienced a moment from now? A day from now? A month? A lifetime?