World Culture in one image

This image was launched inside by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) inside the American Pioneer Spacecraft in 1972 communicating what we are/were to the denizens of Deep Space.

See Ernst Gombrich's essay "The Visual Image", in The Image and the Eye , Phaidon, Oxford 1982, p.151 for a critical reading of the diagrams' absurdities.