Encrypted Correspondences (2011)

I’ve recently been working on a project where I create ciphers so that I can send encrypted correspondences to various friends and acquaintances. The ciphers all use different informational contexts as source material to communicate in a scrambled fashion. The first cipher I created uses the Scarborough-Phillips Library at St. Edward’s University and has set the tone for subsequent ciphers. For that cipher, I selected 26 books from the library to correspond to the 26 letters of the English alphabet. With my ciphers, the idea is that the books, pop songs and soft copy books available on Google books will become the lexicon from which you pull words to communicate something silly or serious, in your own voice or not.

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