Satelliten – A machine tracking activities in lower earth orbit

Created by Berlin based studio Quadrature, Satelliten is a custom-built machine that brings the invisible movement of passing satellites in lower orbit to a tangible medium and scale.

For a long time, maps and atlases used to be one of the only sources for geographical knowledge. Now the paths of the satellites start to form on top of the familiar neighbourhoods, thus setting the normally invisible traffic in relation to our usual habitat. But as time passes the lines of the satellites will obliterate the well-known streets and cities, overwriting not only the information the map originally contained but as well the marks left by the preceding satellites. 

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