An Artist Challenges Time with New Technology

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Dmitry Ostrogorsky, an artist working on a new project to commemorate the invention of the printing press, blends new technologies with ancient ones. Creating what he calls an “unusual twist in progress,” he uses a media that has withstood the test of time – ceramics – to surpass the most advanced developments in digital technology. Ostrogorsky is creating an artifact.

Dmitry Ostrogorsky with prototypes of Time Capsule Prints

This artifact will have a chance to withstand thousands of years as a testimony to the incredible achievement of human kind – printing,

Dmitry Ostrogorsky, an artist working on a new project to commemorate the invention of the printing press, blends new technologies with ancient ones. Creating what he calls an “unusual twist in progress,” he uses a media that has withstood the test of time – ceramics – to surpass the most advanced developments in digital technology. Ostrogorsky is creating an artifact.

“Historically, the human race has been looking for ways to preserve information on different types of media using various technologies. Only a few examples of these attempts survive today. Today we store information in a binary format on laser disks, hard drives, flash memory microchips, and other types of digital containers,” he said.

The flaw that he points to is that important information trusted to servers of social networks will be conserved only until the storage life of backups expires, while buried under immeasurable amounts of less important data.

“Modern society gives unlimited and unfounded trust to digital media despite all its fragility,” he lamented. So in an era when all information is transferred to digital form, his project Aeviternus has developed and patented a technology of printing on ceramics, which has proved its ability to withstand the passage of thousands of years.

Ostrogorsky, CEO and Founder of Aeviternus.com, launched a project dedicated to the very first printed book – Gutenberg’s Bible - which he refers to as a book of utmost importance for both sacred and secular culture.

With the help of kickstarter.com, a funding platform for creative projects, Aeviternus will recreate "The Book of Genesis" from The Gutenberg Bible using the technology invented by Johannes von Gutenberg and adapted by Ostrogorsky. The product will be a print-embedded ceramic artifact.

“This artifact will have a chance to withstand thousands of years as a testimony to the incredible achievement of human kind – printing,” Ostrogorsky said.

“The Gutenberg Bible Project is listed on Kickstarter.com and can be viewed by following this link:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1958024164/preserving-for-eternity

More information about Dmitry Ostrogorsky’s work can be found on his website:
http://www.aeviternus.com

Written by: Peggy Santamaria

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