sylloge of codes

Using

raspberry pi, pico projector, laser-cut box, custom software

Year

2014

“sylloge of codes” asks what new means of communication we might need to develop in light of the revelations by Edward Snowden. If we know that everything is being surveilled, and if we know that encryption is not a panacea, then it behooves us to develop new, more poetic forms of communication. The project is meant to be portable, and consists of a computer and projector within a box. The computer opens up a local wireless network whereby visitors to the exhibition can suggest new “codes” or means of communicating that are resistant to computational analysis. Referring to the ancient practice of creating a “sylloge”, or a collection of Greek and Roman inscriptions, “sylloge of codes” asks us to construct a new sylloge for the 21st century.

Images

sylloge of codes close-up
sylloge of codes on its plinth
sylloge of codes on its plinth
sylloge of codes projection (still)

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