EVE Online monument in Iceland revealed, engraved with the names of active players

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By on May 2, 2014 at 7:17 am

CCP have finally taken off the veil on their astonishing statue to the EVE Online universe, not far from their head offices in Icelandic capital of Reykjavik. Named the EVE Universe Monument, the artistic monolith contains the names of primary characters made before the start of March this year with separate honours given to players who have passed away. A time capsule filled with video and written messages is also buried underneath the monument.

Sigurður Guðmundsson, the artist commissioned for the sculpture, named it Worlds Within a World. “It alludes to a meeting of two different spheres; my art, which contains my existential point of view, melding with the world of EVE, another reality. Those two worlds are then reflected in a highly polished steel mirror which, aside from reflecting them, simultaneously mirrors the larger world fostering the two worlds and the identities within, joining them into one,” he said.

A video of the unveiling has been uploaded to CCP’s Instagram account, complete with some polite jeers as staffers initially struggled to pull the black shadecloth off. I’m not in any position to really comment on the artistic qualities of the statue, but the EVE universe seems proud. So congratulations to CCP for embarking on an adventure of a very different kind.

Source: Thanks, Joystiq!

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Sure is going to be hard to find my name on that, when I (hopefully) eventually get to see it in person lol

 
 

aeolusc:
http://eve.com/monument/name-finder/

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Character name 'Makenaa' was found on plate row 2 and column 6. Line number is 52.

 

God I hate sculptures…

 
Artful-dodgeR

Character name ‘johnhoward’ was found on plate row 8 and column 18. Line number is 58.

God bless the internet.

 

The amount of effort I had to go through to find an actual real world photo of the entire sculpture was irritating.

Why on earth would CCP only show a single concept drawing on the web page for something they’ve unveiled for real?

And then on top of that most of the photos of it are artsy nonsense from stupid angles. What would compel someone to take an artsy picture of actual art?

 

Have to say I find this whole concept rather pathetic.

 

caitsith01:
Have to say I find this whole concept rather pathetic.

It’s ok. I find your constant negativity pathetic as well. :P

“Character name ‘Shuth’ was found on plate row 11 and column 21. Line number is 77.”

 

shuth: It’s ok. I find your constant negativity pathetic as well. :P

*high five* I wholeheartedly agree :D

 
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