Morse Code

“Morse code is a method of transmitting textual information as a series of on-off tones, lights, or clicks that can be directly understood by a skilled listener or observer without special equipment. The International Morse Code encodes the Roman alphabet, the Arabic numerals and a small set of punctuation and procedural signals as standardized sequences of short and long “dots” and “dashes”, or “dits” and “dahs”. Because many non-English natural languages use more than the 26 Roman letters, extensions to the Morse alphabet exist for those languages.”

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Morse code is transmitted using only to distinctive signals. I thought this so to speac method of communication had a lot of things connecting it to the theme of the project:

1. The Lines in Line land were communicating using two voices produced by the two points on each end, to be able to tell other lines what length they are which was the only way of establishing that.

2. Computer Binary code uses a 2 symbol language consisting of  1 and 0  to communicate most complicated messages to perform even more complicated tasks , which relates to everything from math and geometry to possibilities of simulating virtual and multidimensional realities.

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3. Morse code by its visual form of how it is recorded as a “dot” and “dash” has a lot of visual similarities with type that is presented in one dimension if we were to look at a body of text in one dimension all we would see is just a number of dots and dashes, which could be a very interesting way to represent type in just a single dimensions. As well light is used to translate Morse code messages and as we know from the novel light is one of the most important things as it creates possibilities of objects to be visible and dimensions to be existent.

Morse code could be used typographically to represent type in 1-dimensional world.

International Morse Code

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