Code Movie 1

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Code Movies are made with hex, ASCII, and binary codes extracted from JPG images. Saved as simple text, they are reworked and edited in Flash. They are part of a larger project I've been working on since 2004 (//**Code_UP). The submitted work (Code Movie 1) is made of hexa code. The project interrogates the role of the code in meaning construction and the new forms of translations that digital languages embody. It questions: Now that the Cybertext confuses itself with the notion of Place (a web address, for example) and that Image only reveals itself through a "hyperinscription" (a URL), can we think in a poetics of transcodification between media and file formats? Can we keep talking about "WYSIWYG" utopias? How does it affect our ways of reading, seeing, and perceiving?

(Source: Author's description in the ELC 1)

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Code Movie 1 does not require any action from the user. To hear the sound, turn on the computer's speakers or plug in headphones. Do not resize Code Movie 1, as it affects the soundtrack.

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Scott Rettberg