Ballettikka Internettikka: Antarcttikka, 14-20 November 2011, Internet
Ballettikka Internettikka is a series of live streaming tactical art projects by Igor Štromajer and Brane Zorman that began in 2001 with the research of ballet dancing the HTML and Java source code. It explores wireless internet performance combined with guerrilla tactics, dancing toy-robots, and mobile internet broadcasting strategies. The ten-year project ended in 2011.
- authors: Igor Štromajer & Brane Zorman
- theoretical adviser: Bojana Kunst
Co-produced by Intima and Cona Ljubljana.
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"We shall fight them on the beaches. We shall fight them on the landing grounds. We shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender."
On 13 December 1958 members of the Soviet 3rd Antarctic Expedition were the first in the world to reach the Pole of Inaccessibility. The Soviet expeditors set the Lenin bust. The bust is still clearly visible from many kilometers away and is facing Moscow.
The Hollow Earth hypothesis proposes that the planet Earth is either wholly hollow or otherwise contains a substantial interior space.
Leonhard Euler's (a pioneering Swiss mathematician and physicist, 1707-1783) purported hollow-Earth thought-experiment, featuring openings at the poles, with an internal star.
In 19th century, John Cleves Symmes, Jr. suggested that the Earth consisted of a hollow shell about 1300 km thick, with openings about 2300 km across at both poles with 4 inner shells each open at the poles.
'Hollow Earth: entrance in Antarctica'
ALH 84001 is a meteorite that was found in Antarctica (1984). This rock is theorized to be one of the oldest pieces of the solar system, proposed to have crystallized from molten rock 4 billion years ago. Based on hypotheses surrounding attempts to identify where extraterrestrial rocks come from, it is supposed to have originated on Mars.
Transmitting live from the Ocean below the Antarctic Ice. You can listen to the underwater sound of the Antarctic Ocean with a delay of a few seconds (Palaoa).
AWI The Alfred Wegener Institute
Antarctica is the coldest place on Earth. The coldest natural temperature ever recorded on Earth was -89.2 C (-128.6 F) at the Russian Vostok Station in Antarctica on 21 July 1983. For comparison, this is 11 C (20 F) colder than subliming dry ice.
Moving the South Pole
Each January first, the position of 90 degrees South is determined and marked with a large marker of a unique design. And each year, day by day, the marker is carried away by the movement of the glacial ice cap.
Every year, the marker is redesigned and relocated 10 meters to its true pole position.
The South Pole ice sheet is drifting toward South America about 10 meters a year; the pole marker is shifted that amount to correlate with the actual axis of the earth. Thatís why there is also a 'ceremonial marker' because in 100 years the actual pole will lie about 3000 feet away from the original Amundsen-Scott Station.