Tom Jennings – Story Teller

Story Teller, an installation by Tom Jennings, is an experimental narrative about British mathematician/code breaker Alan Turing told using obsolete media — perforated paper tape, teletype, phoneme-speech, glowing phosphors and ink-on-paper. The text is encoded 8 bytes per inch on a 700 foot roll of paper tape, which runs through a variety of cold war era technology on a daily eight hour journey from spool to floor. This piece is extensively documented at the world power systems web site.

Historian of cold war computing and archivist of obscure and extinct technologies, Mr Jennings is the founder of FidoNet, the largest amateur computer network in the world, as well as a recipient of Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Pioneer Award.

story teller

story teller