Saturday, November 27, 2010

'Kryptos' sculptor inspires hope in weary code-breakers


I had forgotten about this intriguing work created by artist Jim Sanborn in 1990, in which he placed cyphered messages within the sculpture's 2,000 alphabetic letters.

I’ve never seen this work, though if  I happen to find myself near the Central Intelligence Agency in Langley, Virginia, I may venture in to view it in person. 

Though I have no deep seated desire to crack the code, I am thrilled by art that incorporates textual elements (I’ve been doing it myself for years) and the fact that there are messages encoded within the work adds extra sparkle to the brilliance.

Read more about it here:
'Kryptos' sculptor inspires hope in weary code-breakers -

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