Kettle’s Yard House & Gallery

Currently closed until 10 February 2018.

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22 January 2000 – 26 March 2000

n01se is a set of connected exhibitions of art and science . . . about human communication . . . about information and transformation . . . about the sounds of colours and the shape of a taste . . . about recognising pattern . . . and the quest for a universal language.

Digital technology . . . according to the ads . . . promises escape from the incoherence and decay of our contemporary world . . . the means of ordering, preserving and transmitting information . . . open access and use . . . no scratches, no crackles or pops.

n01se showcases and questions the digital, reclaiming its antecedents . . . from Noah’s attempts to produce a new world order . . . to aboriginal sand painting . . . to Robert Hooke’s microscopic dot . . . to Braille and Morse . . . to Charles Babbage’s Difference Engine . . . and the brain that conceived it.

Now . . . through digital technology . . . we can ‘see’ the universe . . . the world without clouds . . . the surface of an atom . . . and the movement of a cosmic ray. But what are we seeing? . . . And how does this digital world relate to the untidy world we live in?

Enter the land of ‘The Preacher and the Chorus’ . . . a world of ‘Talking Heads’ . . . a universe of ‘Disinformation’ . . . and find out how to say milk in a hundred different languages!