Feeds

Millions wanted to paint dark side of moon red

Forget Floyd, this is art

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

The next step in data security

An artist wants to paint the moon red using laser pointers - and he wants you to help him.

James Downey reckons that if enough people shine their little lasers at the same spot on the moon and at the same time, then they might, just might, be able to colour it with a red hue.

He's selected two dates - October 27 and November 24 (just in case it rains or is cloudy) at 11.00pm EDT.

Anyone taking part in this artistic collaboration needs to point their laser pens for five minutes to the left side of the moon - part of its dark side.

Critics say he doesn't stand a chance and reckon this is some crazy stunt.

Says Downey on his Web site: "Will it work? I honestly don't know. I'm a writer and an artist, not a scientist.

"But I think it could work, in theory. If we can get a few million people to attempt it, it may very well work.

"We may not succeed. But wouldn't it be great if we did?" said.

Yes it would James.

Anyone interested in taking part should check out paintthemoon.orgfor more info.

In the meantime, we at Vulture Central will be out tonight perfecting our laser pointing technique. Maybe. ®

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
JINGS! Microsoft Bing called Scots indyref RIGHT!
Redmond sporran metrics get one in the ten ring
Driving with an Apple Watch could land you with a £100 FINE
Bad news for tech-addicted fanbois behind the wheel
Murdoch to Europe: Inflict MORE PAIN on Google, please
'Platform for piracy' must be punished, or it'll kill us in FIVE YEARS
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Found inside ISIS terror chap's laptop: CELINE DION tunes
REPORT: Stash of terrorist material found in Syria Dell box
Sony says year's losses will be FOUR TIMES DEEPER than thought
Losses of more than $2 BILLION loom over troubled Japanese corp
Bono: Apple will sort out monetising music where the labels failed
Remastered so hard it would be difficult or impossible to master it again
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.