08 March 2010

t s Beall, Ben Dembroski, Ben Rush |
A Stone's Throw Away: The Graving Beacon

Govan Graving Docks  (Dry Docks)
viewable from in front of The Millennium Tower, Glasgow Science Centre, 50 Pacific Quay, G51 1EA  Find this on the Map!
Follow us on Twitter @GovanBeacon
Project Website: www.astonesthrowaway.co.uk

Employing the outmoded technology of Morse code this project connects the Govan Dry Docks, Glasgow’s historic industrial centre to the facing Pacific Quay redevelopment.


The Graving Beacon is an automated light placed on the Govan Graving Docks which flashes messages in Morse Code towards The Glasgow Science Centre and surrounding area. Messages can be sent to the Beacon via SMS text and will be archived via Twitter @GovanBeacon. The beacon will be visible online at www.astonesthrowaway.co.uk using a webcamera installed in the Glasgow Science Centre.

The most recent image from the beaconcam!

Text messages (SMS) will be sent by the community surrounding the Graving Docks in Govan and by vistiors to The Glasgow Science Centre who view the Beacon in front of The Millennium Tower. Invitations to text the Beacon will also be given out during some GI Festival events.

A Stone’s Throw Away is a two part project, each employing outmoded or 'dead' communication technology from the turn of the last century. The other half of A Stone's Throw Away is The Govan Armada.


Artist Contact:
astonesthrowaway-at-gmail.com [replace -at- with @]

Project website will host information on the entire project (including The Govan Armada), a live webcam feed of the Beacon, and a link to the Beacon's Twitter account @GovanBeacon



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