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Landscape challenge #3
A multiple choice question this time. What is the function of this concrete protrusion on the plains of the Negev Desert in southern Israel?

Dani Karavan

a) An ancient observatory for equatorial auroras.

Dani Karavan

b) A twenty-first century 10,000-square-meter “contemplative space” used by horny teens and meth junkies.

Dani Karavan

c) A twentieth century freedom sculpture commemorating an Israeli war victory.

Dani Karavan

d) A future astronomical viewing platform for the coming galactic collision between the Milky Way and Andromeda Galaxies.

Dani Karavan

e) All of the above.


Is Dani Karavan a cargo cultist?
Landscape challenge #2
Landscape challenge #1
  • Anonymous
  • April 7, 2006 at 1:28:00 AM CDT
  • Beautiful.

    I hope the answer is(D)

  • Anonymous
  • April 7, 2006 at 10:48:00 PM CDT
  • I think it's c.

  • Anonymous
  • April 8, 2006 at 8:10:00 AM CDT
  • I also think it is E.
    Btw, please, where is it on Google Maps?

  • Alexander Trevi
  • April 10, 2006 at 5:44:00 PM CDT
  • And marcus wins.

    The answer is D.

  • Alexander Trevi
  • April 10, 2006 at 5:49:00 PM CDT
  • anonymous: The Negev Monument, which is what it's called, doesn't show up on Google Maps. The resolution of the sattelite images for Beersheba, Israel and its environs is not high enough. Or maybe it is, and I can't find it.

  • Anonymous
  • April 11, 2006 at 2:53:00 AM CDT
  • sweet.

  • Anonymous
  • April 16, 2006 at 11:02:00 AM CDT
  • hey. that looka and sounds pretty amazing. any idea where i could read more about the consept behind this?
    couldnt find anything with google.


  • Vleeptron Dude
  • October 28, 2006 at 6:37:00 PM CDT
  • i ain't going there to see this until after they tear down that Thing, the Separation Wall. After that it looks like a really dreamy place to watch the galaxies collide.

    do you like Tufte's book "The Visual Display of Quantitative Information"? I really think you would. The centerpiece is Charles Minard's multi-dimensional (but flat) graph of Napoleon's campaign to attack and the winter retreat from Moscow.

  • ZNO
  • July 17, 2007 at 5:06:00 PM CDT
  • You'll find the monument at 31°16'1.13"N 34°49'14.38"E, resolution isn't great and it's now surrounded in the ever encroaching Israeli settlements.
    Beautiful monument though, we will add a 3D model shortly

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