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Speaking Binary

Originally produced for Uber-Setzung/Translation at the University of Iowa Museum of Art. It was later used in the dATAPLOT exhibit at the SXU gallery.

This is a conceptual translation of the sentence “Sometimes I think like a computer.” into binary, where each letter is represented by a string of 8 ones or zeros. 1=YES 0=NO. Some people believe that the entire universe is the result of a series of yes-or-no choices that take place at the quantum level. Others believe the entire universe is contained within the human mind. Some feel that our mind is just a computing device. I haven’t made up mine yet. Maybe.