Poetry, Painting, and Binary Art

Using two different sized squares, Sai Sriskandarajah’s “The Waste Land” translates the TS Elliot poem into a machine-readable aesthetic. Departing from the industry standard ASCII subset of Unicode encoding, the artist has devised his own five-digit binary representation of the alphabet. Without set dimensions, this binary artwork may be displayed with a near-limitless number of renderings.

From the WRT: Writers Response Theory Blog

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Four Bits is a Nibble

"The binary numeral system, or base-2 number system, is a numeral system that represents numeric values using two symbols, usually 0 and 1. ... the binary system is used internally by virtually all modern computers. " - Wikipedia