Null_Sets: Big Data Visualization and Entropic CryptographyAmy SzczepanskiEvan MeaneyJoint Institute for Computational Sciences
“Null_Sets” is a new body of cross-platform investigations aimed at exploring the gap between data and information. Consisting of a set of images (plus a free app), this project stems from our interest in glitches, code-breaking, and translation. Our custom script encodes text files as images, making it possible to visualize both the size and architecture of large-scale data sets through an aesthetic lens. So if you ever wanted to see Hamlet as a jpeg and find artistic merit hiding within its code, here’s your chance.