You enter a room, where two geodesists are trying to do measurements. They are however not very succesful, so at least they try to describe their failures in a book, by making copies of chairs out of a styrofoam and in a PC game. Some real world visitors sat on the styrofoam chairs and destroyed them, even though they were white and completely unrealistic.
~ Excerpt from the book:
In one of the rooms, you find an album. It’s filled
with various photographs or visualisations
documenting that particular room. The album is
quite simply made, a paperback with each page
containing just one or two photographs. You leaf
through it, going forward and backwards, and
once in a while, you stop at a detail that couldn’t
be actually seen.
You hear a voice that, at first, repeats a few times
the following sentence: How do we measure the
thickness of this cupboard if there’s nothing inside?
You focus on the futile attempts of one of the
geodesists trying to survey his impressions of the
visit to the villa. The other one asks him what
being a geodesist means to him. And what does he
think is the meaning of surveying the buildings.
And whether he thinks he can be even more precise
The geodesist doesn’t answer; instead, he comes
up to the chair, turns it a bit and pushes it a few
millimetres. Then he tells you acrimoniously not to