Thursday, June 11, 2009

Static

Machine Project is throwing a party this weekend.
farewell to analog tv

Friday June 12, 2009
10pm : lecture
midnight : countdown to digital tv

Join us on Friday June 12th at 10pm for a talk by Jason Torchinsky about mechanical televisions, to be followed by a countdown to the demise of analog TV.

At midnight (Friday night/Sat morning) all the old analog television broadcasts will stop, to be replaced by digital signals. That means old TVs without converter boxes won’t work anymore. In memoriam of the TV we all have known and loved/hated, we’ll be gathering a pyramid of old TVs together for a countdown as they go to static, all at once.
In theory, we can save a lot of carbon by getting together with neighbors to pile our tvs in pyramids and BYOB closer to home. We don't need to drive over to hipster neighborhood, Silverlake! It sounds interesting, but I hope to be asleep then.

Read about it at Machine Project for maps, etc.

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