Voyager (Micromégas)

Thomson & Craighead 2013

The Voyager interstellar probe has travelled further into space than anything, or anyone, in human history. By transcribing the UN Secretary General’s greetings message sent out on the probe as a large-scale woodblock print, the artists rebroadcast humanity’s outward-facing call back towards us. They invite us to reflect on the aspirations at the heart of human endeavour and consider our own place in the universe.


Woodblock print, 84cm x 119cm


Data Anthropologies: Thomson & Craighead
25 March - 20 June 2015 at the Open Data Institute

Data Types

Identifiable, Open, State, Static

About the Artist

Pioneering media artists Jon Thomson (b.1969) & Alison Craighead (b.1971) make work informed by long-term, gently critical, explorations of the structures and social constructs of the Internet and the spaces of social media. They work across…
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Voyager (Micromégas), Thomson & Craighead, 2013