04 June, 2008

Telectroscope


"Positioned at a spot near Tower Bridge, it allows people to watch their counterparts in New York, peering through an identical scope near the Brooklyn Bridge.

It is the invention of Paul St George, a 53-year-old artist in based in London who - using broadband internet cable to transmit video images between the two venues at high speed - gives the impression that the two cities are connected via a telescope under the Atlantic sea."*

friends and family have been using the 'scope to re-unite with a phone in one hand and the other hand free to wave.  while strangers have just been peeking through to see who's on the other side.  the telectroscope will be available until june 15th.

*telegraph.co.uk

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