FCW Morse Machine

encoding free cultural work light installation

Free-cultural-work Morse-code Machine represents a system where text information is transmitted as a series of on-off flashing light. While Morse code is used for emergency signals, the only distressed signal this device is able to transmit is the definition of “freedom” on the ecology of a free cultural work.
The viewer can activate the device by using the on/off button which allows the following text to be coded and transmitted in light signals.

the freedom to use the work and enjoy the benefits of using it
the freedom to study the work and to apply knowledge acquired from it
the freedom to make and redistribute copies, in whole or in part, of the information or expression
the freedom to make changes and improvements, and to distribute derivative works

source: From Definition of Free Cultural Works, Version 1.1, http://freedomdefined.org/Definition

  • dimensions


  • technical specifications

    AT tiny85, framed canvas, sauce serving bawl, on/off button

  • exhibition

    Imago Mundi

  • acknowledgements

    Thanos Eleftherakos