Mirror, Mirror

The newest New Mexico “Art in Public Places” piece, “Mine Mirror,” on display inside the computer lab at NMSU’s Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center. In 2019, more than 3,000 members of the NMSU community uploaded files including thesis papers and lecture notes – anything they learned or gained knowledge about – to http://minemirror.net/. The data was then stored onto data drives that, once full, underwent a process to extract aluminum and other alloys from the drives. These alloys were transformed into the mirrors that make up the art piece. Photo by Josh Bachman.