Fragile Machine of the day

Untitled Fragile Machine, seen last week at Arthur Ganson‘s very charming Long Now seminar titled Machines and the Breath of Time.

As Stewart Brand says about Ganson’s work: “As long as the idea is nonphysical, it is permanent; it becomes temporary as a physical device; and then it becomes permanent again in the mind of the viewer.”

fragilemachines_ganson.jpgGanson at work in his studio, collection Arthur Ganson

The seminar is available for download as audio and there’s a video to watch too.

Related: Arthur Ganson at the ARS Electronica Center