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==What is NKRYPT?==
 
==What is NKRYPT?==
 
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[[File:SitePanorama.jpg|right|thumb|Panorama of site with added coloured pillar numbers.]]
NKRYPT is a sculpture installed adjacent to Questacon (the Australian National Science and Technology Centre) in Canberra, Australia. The sculpture is comprised of eight stainless steel pillars with letters, numbers and glyphs laser-cut into them. The pillars are illuminated from within by LED lighting. NKRPYT was officially opened by Senator Kate Lundy on 4 March 2013.
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NKRYPT is an encryption-centric sculpture installed adjacent to Questacon (the Australian National Science and Technology Centre) in Canberra, Australia. The sculpture is comprised of eight stainless steel pillars with letters, numbers and glyphs laser-cut into them. The pillars are illuminated from within by LED lighting. NKRPYT was officially opened by Senator Kate Lundy on 4 March 2013.
  
 
NKRYPT presents a challenge to the reader to decode each of the pillars and claim a prize if a particular Canberra Centenary code is decrypted before 31 December 2013. Further information is provided at the [http://www.questacon.edu.au/nkrypt/ Questacon NKRYPT page].
 
NKRYPT presents a challenge to the reader to decode each of the pillars and claim a prize if a particular Canberra Centenary code is decrypted before 31 December 2013. Further information is provided at the [http://www.questacon.edu.au/nkrypt/ Questacon NKRYPT page].
  
 
On the opening day, Senator Lundy tweeted an [[NKRYPT Tweet|encrypted message]] which forms part of the engagement with the sculpture.
 
On the opening day, Senator Lundy tweeted an [[NKRYPT Tweet|encrypted message]] which forms part of the engagement with the sculpture.
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SPOILERS below!
  
 
==Sculpture Elements==
 
==Sculpture Elements==
[[File:SitePanorama.jpg|right|thumb|Panorama of site with added coloured pillar numbers.]]
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[[File:Map.png|thumb|right|Map of the pillars on site. Based on [http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=439081962844806&id=431342376952098 Matthew Bieniek's map on the Nkrypt Facebook page]]]
[[File:Map.png|thumb|right|Map of the pillars on site. Based on [http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=439081962844806&id=431342376952098 Matthew Bieniek's map on the Nkrypt Facebook page] ]]
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[[File:Pillars.svg|thumb|right|scale layout diagram]]
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[[Informational Plaque]]
 
[[Informational Plaque]]
  
[[Pillar 1|Pillar 1: Title]]
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[[Pillar 1|Pillar 1: Title and Labyrinth]]
  
[[Pillar 2|Pillar 2: Cogs]]
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[[Pillar 2|Pillar 2: Pigpen and Cogs]]
  
[[Pillar 3|Pillar 3: Hex-stars]]
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[[Pillar 3|Pillar 3: DNA Bases and Hex-stars]]
  
[[Pillar 4|Pillar 4: Scytale]]
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[[Pillar 4|Pillar 4: Semaphore and Scytale]]
  
[[Pillar 5|Pillar 5: Squircles]]
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[[Pillar 5|Pillar 5: Squircles and Helix]]
  
[[Pillar 6|Pillar 6: Enigma]]
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[[Pillar 6|Pillar 6: Binary and Enigma]]
  
[[Pillar 7|Pillar 7: Caesar]]
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[[Pillar 7|Pillar 7: Coordinates and Caesar]]
  
[[Pillar 8|Pillar 8: Bubbles]]
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[[Pillar 8|Pillar 8: Braille and Polyalphabetic]]
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[[Base Code]]
  
 
[[NKRYPT Tweet]]
 
[[NKRYPT Tweet]]
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[[Dimensions]]
  
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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</gallery>
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I have captured approximately 750 photos of various aspects of the sculpture. These are accessible online [https://www.dropbox.com/sh/bcrm8reylf78j31/p5wdq9OLqh at this Dropbox gallery]. The total archive size is approximately 220mb.
  
 
==What is dkrypt.org?==
 
==What is dkrypt.org?==
  
This is a website establishedto store information about the sculpture, and facilitate the decryption by other enthusiasts regardless of their ability to travel to Canberra, Australia. I am not related to the construction or operation of NKRYPT or Questacon. Want to supply input (images, information, solutions or background)? Email me at dkrypt@dkrypt.org
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This is a website established to store information about the sculpture, and facilitate the decryption by other enthusiasts regardless of their ability to travel to Canberra, Australia. I am not related to the construction or operation of NKRYPT or Questacon. Want to supply input (images, information, solutions or background)? Email me at dkrypt@dkrypt.org

Latest revision as of 10:17, 15 October 2014

What is NKRYPT?

Panorama of site with added coloured pillar numbers.

NKRYPT is an encryption-centric sculpture installed adjacent to Questacon (the Australian National Science and Technology Centre) in Canberra, Australia. The sculpture is comprised of eight stainless steel pillars with letters, numbers and glyphs laser-cut into them. The pillars are illuminated from within by LED lighting. NKRPYT was officially opened by Senator Kate Lundy on 4 March 2013.

NKRYPT presents a challenge to the reader to decode each of the pillars and claim a prize if a particular Canberra Centenary code is decrypted before 31 December 2013. Further information is provided at the Questacon NKRYPT page.

On the opening day, Senator Lundy tweeted an encrypted message which forms part of the engagement with the sculpture.

SPOILERS below!

Sculpture Elements

Map of the pillars on site. Based on Matthew Bieniek's map on the Nkrypt Facebook page
scale layout diagram

Informational Plaque

Pillar 1: Title and Labyrinth

Pillar 2: Pigpen and Cogs

Pillar 3: DNA Bases and Hex-stars

Pillar 4: Semaphore and Scytale

Pillar 5: Squircles and Helix

Pillar 6: Binary and Enigma

Pillar 7: Coordinates and Caesar

Pillar 8: Braille and Polyalphabetic

Base Code

NKRYPT Tweet

Dimensions

Gallery

I have captured approximately 750 photos of various aspects of the sculpture. These are accessible online at this Dropbox gallery. The total archive size is approximately 220mb.

What is dkrypt.org?

This is a website established to store information about the sculpture, and facilitate the decryption by other enthusiasts regardless of their ability to travel to Canberra, Australia. I am not related to the construction or operation of NKRYPT or Questacon. Want to supply input (images, information, solutions or background)? Email me at dkrypt@dkrypt.org