Two distinct times, two “presents” were observing each
other, close to one another: the present of an exhibition space
and that of a second place, the observation deck or walkway
that overlooked the whole. The first one with its different
spaces for potential activities, its “visitors”, and the second
that allowed to structure in an open way the other one, to
observe it, to sense and record it. (...)
Seen from this observation platform, a possible scientific
device equipped with a quantity of atmospheric and noise
sensors, the present time of the exhibition space and its
users seemed to be situated in a parallel temporality, in a
different time under observation. Or was the platform
actually an archeological device observing a kind of past?
Were the activities that took place in this space already
recorded events, which would be replayed in a long loop?
The traces left by the comings and goings, those of the
molecules of the exhibition and of the present moment had
indeed been recorded, stored, and kept indefinitely on data
servers, somewhere, in view of a utopian future, or past
1234 minutes of recorded time
9012 measurements at probes
5678 data points
28 °C at probe 1
89 dB is the highest value at probe 3
12 Lm is the lowest value at probe 1
1234 data points accumulated at probes 123
5678 measurements at probe 1
9012 measurements at probe 2
3456 measurements at probe 3
The datacenter from the Platform of Future - Past
project gathers all the data from the "present"
that was recorded in the museum, apparently in
2022. These data, which were quickly made freely
available following the experiment and in an
unencrypted format, are still accessible
You can download and use them.
On this site, maintained since, the 3 months
that lasted the experiment are replayed endlessly,
in the form of data.
Platform of Future - Past is a project by
fabric | ch