What Is This?

Looks like a billion gazillion television screens, thundering their nonsense and babbling at the same time in some gigantic art installation. Or maybe one of those crazy LED art projects in a skyscraper. It’s better than all that, put together.

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What you are seeing here is the Rosetta Disk: 13,500 pages of data—in 1,500 languages—etched on a nickel. To see each page individually you’ll need a 500x microscope.

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[Rosetta Project]

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