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Latest Issue. Past Issues. Kept out of official reach by defense and intelligence services, this hidden sky nonetheless can be uncovered—if you have the gear to track and observe it. Molczan is already widely known for his work in the very small but increasingly global world of satellite trackers, although he has attained something closer to notoriety in the realm of U.
Molczan and his loose confederacy of colleagues use high-powered optical gear, precision clocks, orbital prediction software, and the latest news they can find of U. For Paglen, this is a question of watching the watchers, of revealing U. If you understand the locations of these satellites, then you can begin to deduce their underlying motivations, Paglen suggests—including what might be coming next, in terms of spotting satellites parked over future conflict zones.
Think of How I Feel - Secret Charisma - Satellites as a kind of predictive cartography of wars yet to come.
Some of them stay up there forever. Some of them are spying on you. Some of them are being used for telephones or the internet. Some of them are exploring Mars, or what have you. When satellites are seen drifting from traditional orbits, engaging in what appears to be electromagnetic snooping on nearby constellations of satellites, or even purposefully disguising their locations using mirrors and Vantablack paintthen you know that you are witnessing a covert space program in which even the heavens themselves can be militarized.
For Paglen, however, something more Long, Long Straight On - Mladen Franko - Amazing Space Vol.
1 artistic—more conceptual than political—lurks at the edges of this same investigative project. In response to these seemingly eternal spacecraft, Paglen has produced a series of beautiful, long-exposure photographs featuring geostationary satellites. Paglen attached a specially fabricated metallic disc onto a yet-to-be-launched geosynchronous satellite.
Amongst those wandering stars and constellations, however, will be hundreds of fixed points, unblinking lights that never move. These will be the same geosynchronous satellites that people today once studied, and they will spend billions of years in the sky before ever being at risk of falling back to Earth.
In fact, Paglen himself has taken this sort of fantasy one step further. At How I Feel - Secret Charisma - Satellites lecture in Amsterdam a few years ago, I listened as he described for the audience a post-human future Earth in which it might actually be deep-sea squid, with their huge brains and ultra-sensitive eyes, who might float up to the surface of the seas on quiet nights to stare at these unblinking lights that appear to follow no laws of planetary motion—and that seem to stare back at them, godlike, in turn.
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