and Secret Messages

A free short workshop on how the different forms language can be encoded and decoded.

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The language we use to communicate can take many different forms. It can be written, spoken, heard, seen, felt. It’s a way for us to feel connected to someone else. The ability to speak and to be heard is something we take for granted until it’s missing. The process of encoding and decoding messages is what allows us to connect with another person.

In this workshop, we'll revisit one of the oldest forms of cryptography in pictograms and explore various techniques for encoding and decoding messages.

Workshop Details

This workshop is a part of the final presentation for Teaching as Art Online at the School for Poetic Computation, Spring/Summer 2020

About the facilitator

Alex Pines is a graphic designer living in Los Angeles, California. He is partner at Studio Rubric and assistant professor of Graphic Design at Otis College of Art and Design.