Speak to Me/Breathe

Here is my final prototype for my LED Time Based project. I totally
reworked my project after a lot of user testing, and built everything
from the ground up. I spent a lot of time doing the woodwork/templates,
and the code as well.

Speak to Me/Breathe is a project that shows communication over time
by displaying my incoming email messages in Braille format on a large
LED driven interface. The project is both an exploration of Braille as
a visual 6-bit binary form of communication vs its normal tactile form,
as well as a commentary on information security and encryption. Now
that everything in the world is connected through the internet, is any
of our data completely secure? By displaying my emails in an encrypted
form, they are readily available for anyone to read if they put in the
effort to learn and use visual braille. For the most part my
information is secure because this is entirely too much work for a lot
of people, but those who are determined enough will ultimately be able
to read my mail despite the encryption.

Speak to Me/Breathe: Part 1 from Steve Varga on Vimeo.
Speak to Me/Breathe: Part 2 from Steve Varga on Vimeo.

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