These Computers Communicate Via Binary Smoke Signals

July 22, 2014 | Marina Galperina

In Niklas Ißelburg and Jakob Kilian project Binary Talk, controlled smoke relays a binary message from one computer to another.

The interactive installation “Binairy Talk” uses smoke signs to transmit digital data. Air serves as the communication medium for binary code, as a carrier of data and information across a distance. The hidden processes of the digital world are transfered into the analog world whereby the apparent immateriality and infallibility of the computer language is overcome.

What an amazing feat, training computers to do what our flesh-ancestors were doing for thousands of years. (GIF: Prosthetic Knowledge)