Trevor Paglen - They Watch the Moon (2010)
"This photograph depicts a classified ‘listening station’ deep in the forests of West Virginia.
The station is located at the center of the National Radio Quiet Zone, a region of approximately 34,000 square kilometers in West Virginia and parts of Maryland.
Within the Quiet Zone, radio transmissions are severely restricted: omnidirectional and high-powered transmissions (such as wireless internet devices and FM radio stations) are not permitted.
The listening station, which forms part of the global ECHELON system, was designed in part to take advantage of a phenomenon called moonbounce.
Moonbounce involves capturing communications and telemetry signals from around the world as they escape into space, hit the moon, and are reflected back towards Earth.
The photograph is a long exposure under the full moon light.”
cover art for Marvel Comics’ the Transformers, Vol. 1 (1984), #s 1-5.
the Transformers, Vol. 1 # 01 - cover by Bill Sienkiewicz.
the Transformers, Vol. 1 # 02 - cover by Michael Golden.
the Transformers, Vol. 1 # 03 - cover by Mike Zeck.
the Transformers, Vol. 1 # 04 - cover by Mark Texiera.
the Transformers, Vol. 1 # 05 - cover by Mark Bright.
The series ended up going to 80 issues, putting its humble beginnings as a 4 issue miniseries in perspective.
- a subjective expressionistic history of the end of the world during the 20th and 21st centuries, in film and tv:
- the great silence
- they shoot horses don’t they
- the day of the locust
- the swimmer
- two lane blacktop
- the parallax view
- winter kills
- assault on precinct 13
- repo man
- breaking bad
- near dark
- wild palms
- they live
- night of the comet
- dead end drive in
- a boy a his dog
- escape from new york
- the road
help me add to or subtract from this in order to create a clear yet disjointed portrait of the decline of western civilization under late capitalism.