Mova Scholar Globe

Mova Scholar Globe
Mova Scholar Globe with dome
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17198
Building: 
Current Location: 
Reception Area
Floor: 
1st
Object Description
Artist: 
Object Type: 
Details: 
This is a light-activated globe of Earth on a plexiglass tripod under a glass dome cover.
Framed: 
No
Length: 
9 inches
Width: 
9 inches
Height: 
11 inches
Description: 

Mova is a globe production company that believes the globe to be superior to flat maps because they better represent the Earth in form (-movaglobes.com). The globe provides one a more complete spatial understanding of the Earth, an idea that Mova takes further by using light-activated technology to incite the globe to spin-on it's own similar to how the Earth does under gravitational pull. A clear outer casing covers the globe while a thin liquid suspends it just enough to achieve this effect consistently, on and off the tripod. One is left to observe the Earth as it appears in space except in their own home and even their own hands.

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes