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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

32,000 Years Ago

Our ancestors etched their impressions of the world on the walls of caves. They relay their messages to us across almost unfathomable gaps of time:

Via from the Chauvet caves in southern France as filmed by Werner Herzog in Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Today we rely on digital media. Our technology is exponentially more powerful in what it can do in the moment, but it becomes obsolete in no time at all.

Their lives were as ephemeral as ours, but their art has lasted. Will ours?

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