waste land binary painting


an aesthetic data painting that encodes text as binary signs & then represents the resulting code visually. each of the thousands of little squares represents a 1 or a 0 (smaller squares are 0s, bigger squares are 1s) & every 5 squares represents a character of the alphabet. accordingly, one of the masterpieces of Western literature is both reduced & expanded, its meaning shifted as it moves from the realm of symbolic interpretation into the realm of visual absorption.

see also morse code.
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