"Recycle Obsolete Missile Silos is taken from a series of drawings for Ant Farm’sTruckstop Network, an expansive project that scouted the existing American interstate highway network and proposed alternate modes of occupying its infrastructure. Mobile communities, linked through an electronic network and equipped with new tools and media technologies, would displace the old and the obsolete. For example, the existing commodity system and carbon fuel culture would be replaced by an emerging ecologically oriented economy that would circulate “energy credits” in place of dollars.
"The doubling of these networks—simultaneously tracing and erasing them—honed in on the obsolete military infrastructure of America. “Cold War Surplus” sites, identified on the group’s Truckstop Network Placemat, registered a system that was then being rewritten, or recoded, through an expanding computerized military network and its underground command centers. Already by the mid-1960s, the US military had begun building silos for its new, solid-fueled missiles, abandoning the older silos of the liquid-fueled missiles of the Atlas program. Each obsolete silo was itself a time capsule—a repository of old technologies, the residue of incessant investment in the transformation of the American military landscape."