Thursday, March 8, 2007

The Story Behind CIA's "Kryptos"

Look what I've found out...

Located in the northwest corner of the New Headquarters Building courtyard is a sculpture by artist James Sanborn entitled "Kryptos." Dedicated on November 3, 1990, the theme of this sculpture is "intelligence gathering." "Kryptos" incorporates native American materials such as wood and metal. A piece of petrified wood supports a large S-shaped copper screen that looks like a piece of paper coming out of a computer printer. On the "paper" are inscribed several enigmatic messages, each written in a different code. The sculpture continues to be a source of pleasure and mystery for Agency employees with a few employees taking the challenge to "break the code."

Cool...

2 comments:

ros said...

ganda..saan yan mismo? ng mapuntahan :)

TeacherGee said...

oo nga, where?