Cryptography In Creative Media

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Olivia Grace Vanarthos (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Rick Klima

Abstract: This paper argues the value of a creative approach to encryption. The first part of the text includes a survey of historical and modern examples of encryption in art, writing, and music to demonstrate the merit and purpose of cryptography in creative media. The second portion of the text relates an original musical method of encryption developed by the author. The purpose of this study and development is to identify and provide a creative solution to some musical cryptographic issues. There are many existing problems in other methods of musical encryption that have been produced to date. For example, they are easy to decrypt, are not well applied to long messages, or are too complicated to use for people who do not understand music well. This paper explains why the author’s method is a unique and serviceable solution to these problems, using both visual and auditory examples.

Additional Information

Honors Project
Vanarthos, O. (2017). "Cryptography In Creative Media." Unpublished Honors Thesis. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
Language: English
Date: 2017
Cryptography, Encryption, Music, Creative, Method

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