Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles

Friday, September 2 - Thursday, September 8, 2011

“Toynbee Idea in Movie 2001. Resurrect Dead on Planet Jupiter.” In the early 1980s, hundreds of plaques with that cryptic message were found embedded in the asphalt of streets from New York to Buenos Aires. Who created them and what did they mean? Foy’s captivating tale tracks a young artist determined to solve their mystery, uncovering an increasingly bizarre series of clues—a news story, a Mamet play, a Jupiter colonization organization and even a message that infiltrated TV newscasts.

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