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Wednesday, February 25, 2004

the kasimir series: a new net.art piece by Christian de Lutz

Among the urban myths that have predominated since 9-11 is the belief that Al-Qaeda hid secret messages in data, which they then sent over the net. As far as I know this is only a myth. Yet it dovetails with all the 'chatter' about encryption, hacking and the famed 'echelon' intelligence gathering system. In my kasimir series I have taken up this conceit. I have hidden two secret messages in two HTML files, masquerading as abstract images. One is a quick note to Denisa Kera. The second is a letter to Yuri Albert, describing my experiences taking part in his performance in Berlin in January 2004.

Should anyone fail to find the message I have enclosed a 'note' to the piece. All three pages can be accessed through my net.art portal http://net.cdelutz.net

screenshot of kasimir 1, 2004

screenshot of kasimir1 and source code

screenshot of kasimir2, 2004

screenshot of the source code for kasimir 2

photo: Yuri Albert copyright 2004

Me participating in Yuri Albert's performance at the Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin January 31, 2004