hermēneus

“the listener, not the speaker, determines the meaning of an utterance” – Heinz von Foerster

information theory is awash in theories and frameworks dictating the precise amount of information conveyed by any given message. however, the ability of the message recipient is often presupposed and a deeply implicit assumption in many of these frameworks.

here i explore the loss of information that may occur when such an implicit assumption is made explicit and called into question

background composed of many layers of low alpha polygons (each distorted in polar coordinate space) and colored by a jittered color gradient

foreground composed of arrays of bits (arranged as columns) set to a binary value based on a pareto distribution and subsequently grouped into lines

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