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Illicit clock repair

A group of rogue hackers, artists and clock restorers haunt the Paris underground and fix things that the government no longer maintains:

It’s a long article, but definitely worth a read.  The clock restoration section is about halfway down, but it’s good to understand the background by reading the first part.

“Through meticulous infiltration, UX members have carried out shocking acts of cultural preservation and repair, with an ethos of “restoring those invisible parts of our patrimony that the government has abandoned or doesn’t have the means to maintain.” The group claims to have conducted 15 such covert restorations, often in centuries-old spaces, all over Paris.”



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  1. Cyan Rayna Cyan Rayna January 30, 2012

    That is really cool. Makes me wonder about all the things that’s hidden under Chicago.

  2. Mr Tenk Mr Tenk January 30, 2012

    oh, to live in a city like that!

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