Proof of concept that uses steganography to encode a raymarched fragment shader into a digitized burnt photo. Showing how a complex structure may remain unseen if we don’t decode it. And exposing how important it is to question data representation, how it is encoded and decoded.
The prototype is:
Encoding in the least significant bits the raymarched shader
Decoding the shader created with raymarching, which is a technique for generating 3D scenes. I am using a ‘minimalist’ approach using bitwise operations.
Allowing to turn on the
flow, and show how bits travel through the shading-neurons.
hide: simple texture shown ( digitized analog photo )
decode: apply decode algorithm to show raymarched shader ( chose simulating neurons)
flow: reveal how bits travel through the shading-neurons.
For the whole written code. Check shadertoy
For future work I would like to explore other algorithms for encoding data, and play around with boundaries of creation.
keep on exploring steganography and cipher algorithms. For example the solfa cipher, which encodes text into melodies.
Updating the prototype, to explore it.
And open up the following question,encoding a poem in music transforms the writer in a musician? The artist must be defined by how it is perceived, or what data has created? Or what data intended to create?
use bitwise operators to generate iterative textures such as fr