Behind every letter of every word you tweet, every text you text, and everything you type on any computer, is a number. That number is part of the modern version of a code known as ASCII, a code that traces its origin all the way back to the telegraph.
As a way to celebrate this unappreciated workhorse during National Poetry Month artist and Senior Editor of Jalopnik Jason Torchinsky is working with NC State poets and musicians on a project where every letter of a poem is translated to its ASCII value and then turned into a musical tone on an old ‘70s/’80s-era Apple II.
Jason will talk about the history of ASCII, and the poets and musicians will present their compositions: poems who’s ASCII codes will be turned into music, of a sort.
This will be weird. But fun.
Free and open to the public.
If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Marian Fragola at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-513-3481 to arrange services. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.