The Time Capsule That’s as Big as Human History by Michael Paterniti appears in GQ and tells the story of ceramicist Martin Kunze and his Memory of Mankind project.
“It’s a preservation project” meant to protect knowledge about “our present civilization from oblivion and collective amnesia” all on a series of ceramic plates. “It is dated by the signification of astronomical events, as it’s unclear whether those who come many millennia in the future will know how to read numbers. There’s also a pictionary, so they can understand our letters and words.”
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Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.