14 August 2010

Asportatio Acroamatis

Documented on his site http://heartlessmachine.com, Christopher Locke creates fossilized versions of electronic artefacts. He says:

"Most of these examples were discovered in the United States, although the various species are represented all over the world. It is sad, but most of these units lived very short lives. Most people attribute the shortened lifespan to aggressive predators or accelerated evolution, but this is not necessarily true. It has been shown recently that the true demise of most of these specimens came from runaway consumerism and wastefulness at the high end of the food chain."

The series includes museum-ready versions of the iPod, the Ghetto Blaster, the Walkman and the 8-track tape but the following is a particular favourite.

Asportatio Acroamatis
(commonly referred to as the Cassette Tape)

This species was first seen in the mid 1960s, but is not widespread until the 1970s. Similar to Repondecium antiquipotacium, it is thought that the compact disc lead to the decline in the Asportatio acroamatis population in the late 1990s. Asportatio has often been found in close proximity to Ambulephebus sonysymphonia, suggesting a close relationship between the two species.

Asportatio acroamatis is included in the surrounding matrix (stone base). Coloration varies from a light gray to reddish to brownish to a dark gray.

1 comment:

  1. This is a great way to get across a dying or defunct type of music.

    I also like how the creator has explained the piece as an archeological find from years gone by.

    Great one Danny....