The Museum of Things That People Can Not See – A Diorama

In this museum, you are invited to observe and experience things that the human eye can not perceive. One can never see the outside of the museum, they can only see their reflection.

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Inside you can find four different captions: God, Internet, Air and the fourth dimension.

On each caption, there is the date on wich each piece was created.

In the middle of the cubical space, there is a suspended glass tube. It is connected to all four corners by fine strings. The fuzzy yellow surface resembles a fantastic space. In that way the museum is not constrained to time or space.

 

The following image depicts a top view of the diorama.

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This is a place in which people come to see what they can not see.

 

 

 

The captions:

God

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God
, 38,000-33,000 BCE

The years represent the estimated time in which the first God was invented. I based the years on the first examples of  the Venus figurine. Archaeologists speculate direct representations of a mother goddess to these feminine figures.

Internet

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Internet, 
September 2, 1969

On September 2, 1969 two massive computers exchanged data over a network for the first time. It happened in one of the labs of UCLA.

Air

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Air, 
1800-1600 BCE

The element air is first mentioned in the Babylonian idea from the Enûma Eliš as “wind”  (18th-16th century BCE).

Fourth Dimension

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Fourth Dimension, 
1671

At 1671 the term `fourth dimension’ was first used byHenry More in his Enchiridion Metaphysicum.
The process:

The back of the mirrors was black. Since I wanted to create a space that will resemble a white cube, I glued white paper on the back of the mirrors.

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At first, I tried to use different colors of flocking on a foam board, but I did not like how it came out.

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Eventually, I used a wooden sheet instead. I painted it with a yellow acrylic paint and then I sprinkled a yellow flocking on top.

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The flocking added a nice, fuzzy, texture to it.

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I used hot glue to attach the strings to the glass tube and to glue them to each corner of the diorama.

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References:

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_figurineshttp://www.smphillips.8m.com/a-short-history-of-the-fourth-dimension.html
  • http://education.seattlepi.com/discovered-earths-atmosphere-5984.html
  • http://www.historychannel.com.au/this-day-in-history/the-internet-took-its-first-breath/
  • http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0039368102000225
  • http://history.stackexchange.com/questions/7510/when-did-we-discover-air

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