The Rosetta Project
The Rosetta Disk is intended to be a durable archive of human languages, as well as an aesthetic object that suggests a journey of the imagination across culture and history. We have attempted to create a unique physical artifact which evokes the great diversity of human experience as well as the incredible variety of symbolic systems we have constructed to understand and communicate that experience.
Fifty to ninety percent of the world’s languages are predicted to disappear in the next century, many with little or no significant documentation.
Building an archive of ALL documented human languages.