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This animation became part of Auger&Loizeau’s ‘sublime gadgets’ exhibition at the Geneva University of Art and Design.
The device displays information provided by NASA and other agencies, concerning potentially hazardous asteroids (PHA’s).
Internet statistics for PHA’s vary between the official agencies as well as more amateur alarmist web sites. These properties are represented as a dynamic and democratic display of impact probability. The system that generates this number uses the Monte Carlo Algorithm used in gambling houses to fluctuate between values obtained from NASA and ameteur data-bases. The device reconfigures a sense of universal vulnerability and permits reflection on invisible threats from beyond our stratosphere.

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