Over three months during summer 2002 a crew of artists, scientists and media activists inhabited the Earthbound satellite of Makrolab in the Scottish highlands. This journal, designed by Paul Khera, includes an essay by author and theorist Kodwo Eshun, a text by Makrolab's creator, Marko Peljhan, and diaries, pictures, plans, project documentation and materials from many of the artists and scientists who were resident on Makrolab.
The Makrolab is a high-tech, art-science project, a temporary sustainable laboratory designed to support 4 – 6 artists and scientists working and living alongside each other in isolation for periods of up to 120 days.
Within the Makrolab, researchers study telecommunications, environment, migration and weather patterns. Peljhan sees these multiple-dynamic global systems as the source of understanding how our planet functions on social, technological and natural levels.
Funded by the Scottish Arts Council and the Tramway, with thanks to the Atholl Estate and the contributors. Makrolab is managed by Projekt Atol.
Published by Arts Catalyst, Projekt Atol and the Tramway, 2002
Colour and monochrome, 56 pages, soft back
Dimensions 200mm x 220mm
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