Way over yonder in Berlin, Germany, the annual festival of media art and digital culture known as "transmediale" is just getting underway. This year's theme: BWPWAP (Back When Pluto Was a Planet).
Mike Brown, the astronomer who killed Pluto, was invited to speak at the festival's opening ceremony, which included a debate over Pluto's demotion and a vote to reinstate its planetary status. Brown, of course, accepted, and has been documenting the festival on twitter.
Here's where the festival is going down:
Judging from Brown's latest string of tweets, the Pluto debate is over, and the vote — conducted with yellow cards — has been carried out:
Aaaaand here's the final tally on the Resolution to reinstate Pluto:
BOOM. Pluto is denied. Again. As it damn well should be.
The Pluto vote at transmediale was all in good fun, but it's cool that an audience for a big art festivalhad no qualms dispatching Pluto.— Mike Brown (@plutokiller) January 29, 2013
And Brown, twitter handle still in good order, proceeds to Paris to continue spreading the good word:
My work in Berlin is clearly complete. On the Paris tomorrow. #Plutoisstilldead— Mike Brown (@plutokiller) January 29, 2013
All images via the Pluto Killer himself .
Learn more about transmediale here .
Read more about how Mike Brown killed Pluto and why it had it coming here .