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Painting The Sky
Create massive art images in the ionosphere using an artificial aurora generator.
OK. Not so fast with the fishbones.
This one isn't that crazy.
There exists an artificial aurora generator in Alaska. It's part of a project (sorry don't have a link right now) to study the Aurora Borealis.
The way it works is that it is a high energy directional antennae that points
straight up, and when "fired" produces a momentary, but artificial aurora.
I'm proposing a device that would be a slight modification of that one which would scan a part of the sky, firing in such a way as to create "pixels" in the ionosphere, similar to a cathode ray picture tube.
Images would no doubt be whifty and odd, but it's all about stretching the boundaries of art... in this case the sky IS the limit.
High Power Auroral Stimulation [Laughs Last, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]
UCLA-HIPA and DOD-HAARP
See bottom of page 16/23. [Laughs Last, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]
Sky Art Conference
1982 paper on "New Wave Ruby Falls" [Cube, Jan 27 2006]
Paint Everything Green
Resurrected after the crash [yamahito, Jan 27 2006]
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||I'm waiting for the utility bill to come in - if you think running the heater was expensive......
||I love the thought and hope that you can find a link. I am interested in knowing more about the study.
||I guess its safe to say that i like the idea! +
||HAARP was the project I was thinking of, but I couldn't remember it... thanks for the link.
||When I was going to MIT in the 80s, there
was an artist name Joe Davis at the Center
for Advanced Visual Studies who had an
eye patch and a peg leg. Joe had a project
called "New Wave Ruby Falls," an ion
generator deployed from the space shuttle
designed to create an artificial Aurora
Borealis. After the Challenger disaster,
Joe's art project was dropped from the
||Argh! Those pennypinchers in the Whitehouse eh!, Won't spend billions of pounds lauching some students art project into orbit....I just wish they would spend more on the space program~
||The fools in the Whitehouse never spend pounds.
||I meant billions of pounds worth of dollars... :)
||Where I am, fools spend pounds.....