The Last Artifact – At Last!

Friends, at last a film to which I made a minor contribution – The Last Artifact – is available in full online!

It’s the story of the redefinition of the kilogram which took place on this day back in May 2019.

The director Ed Watkins and his team carried out interviews at NPL back in August 2017 (link) and then headed off on a globe-trotting tour of National Metrology Laboratories.

Excerpts from the film were released last year (link), but somehow the entire film was unavailable – until now!

So set aside 90 minutes or so, put it onto as big a screen as you can manage, and relax as film-making professionals explain what it was all about!

 

The Last Artifact

One Response to “The Last Artifact – At Last!”

  1. PeterG Says:

    I enjoyed the film.
    What a triumph for the intellect to have replaced physical artifacts with conceptual ones.
    Protagoras’s aphorism “Of all things the measure is Man, of the things that are, that they are, and of the things that are not, that they are not” has a fresh zing to it.

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