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Technology sometimes falls short

This issue is a collection of stories about new technologies, about optimism, and about limits. A technological advantage that allows humans to travel to space, to build higher, longer, faster, or to bridge one condition or another may not always have the outcome that we really hoped for. And some technologies reshape our ways of thinking and living to such an extent that they themselves become platforms for new speculation.

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What Goes Up...

A letter from Gordon Matta-Clark

Letter from Gordon Matta Clark to Dick Brown. 20 November 1977. Gordon Matta-Clark collection, CCA. PHCON2002:0016:004:125.

This letter is part of a set of correspondence where Gordon Matta-Clark consults a variety of ballooning professionals and enthusiasts on how to loft loads of 1500 pounds for short periods of time. Unfortunately, this project never did make it off the ground. But this letter was displayed in our hallcases under the title Starting From… The Bubble. You can find out more about Matta-Clark’s ballooning correspondence here.

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