Encrypt_Decrypt

 
 

 

Encrypt_Decrypt

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Encrypt_Decrypt
2015
Digital projection and CNC-routed acrylic
35×21 in.; 5x35x1.5 in.

 

For this project, I wanted to produce a situation where digital and analog space and materials require one another’s presence to complete the work’s structure.
 
I first made an audio recording of my password key-bits, leaked while encrypting and decrypting my external hard drive, due to the residual sounds given off by CPU operations inherent to the drive’s functioning. These audio data were then piped into a signal analysis program where they are displayed in a spectrogram window as a series of frequency and amplitude bands.
 
Correlating to color intensity and edge characteristics, these bands comprise the projected, 2D visual image in this work. One bit of decryption data – seen at the bottom of this image – was then 3D modeled to produce a digitally fabricated sculptural object comprised of that same data, and continuing in physical space.
 

This statement was modified from the AMAH Industries exhibition Press Release, online, Fall 2015.
Exhibition and project support by: Electric Objects, Blacktable.