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"Rendered Obsolete "Series, John Schrieffer

Chris Murphy's avatar Chris Murphy

John Robert Schrieffer is an American physicist and, with John Bardeen and Leon N Cooper, recipient of the 1972 Nobel Prize for Physics for developing the BCS theory, the first successful microscopic theory of superconductivity. The "Rendered Obsolete" series concentrates on scientist and engineers whose work radically changed modern life without any popular recognition. The theory of superconductivity may change the entire nature of electronics and in turn revolutionize the fields of telecommunications and IT plus all that those fields touch. The materials used are resistors, capacitors and Integrated circuits which ,while still operable, are obsolete in most applications. Produced at tremendous environmental cost , these devices are relegated to landfills by the ton. It is in technologies' nature to supplant itself but these orphaned technologies aren't without value. Even if it's only aesthetic value at this point

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 3 inches
  • Medium: Electronics , steel, PC board
  • Width: 26 inches
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 32 inches