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The "Antients" and the "Moderns"

noun [C] / tæb.lət /

  1. A slab or plaque, as of wax or clay, with a surface that is intended for or bears an inscription, esp. one of a pair or set.
  2. Wireless portable devices that utilise a touchscreen or a stylus pen to access or process information.
  3. A small flat pellet of medication taken orally.
  4. A small flat cake of a prepared substance, such as soap.

Tabula rasa, Παρθένο υπολογιστή meaning “blank slate” origin – wax tablet used for notes, which was blanked by heating the wax and then smoothing it

This installation consists of a cabinet containing a set plates depicting six figures all using writing tablets.

Three of these plates are copies of ancient Greek pottery which depicts the use of the wax writing tablet. The other three show the use of the tablet today.

A second cabinet contains a selection of modern day tablets and styli cast in wax.

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