Project to make electronic communication network from raw materials in nature


Step 2: Making an Ax from Jamie O'Shea on Vimeo.

Jamie O'Shea's Immaculate Telegraphy project:

Could humans at any point in history, given the right information, construct an electronic communication network? To test this hypothesis, Substitute Materials will attempt to build a functional electric battery and telegraph switch from materials found in the wilderness, using no modern tools except information from the internet. The telegraph will be a first step towards an ahistorical internet.

Full-scale construction of the artifacts is currently underway in Mineral county, Montana.

Currently, Jamie is working on making an ax to cut wood to make tools to make a smelting furnace. Above, a basket that Jamie made to hold things he collects.

I wish him luck!

Immaculate Telegraphy