Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Gendebien Room, Skillman Library
Jim Sanborn

 “Brown Bag” lunchtime talk

Jim Sanborn, “Kryptos”
Thursday, February 20, 12:15, Gendebien Room, Skillman Library

Kryptos, Jim Sanborn's sculpture installed in 1990 at the Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.) headquarters in Langley, Va., contains an 865-letter encrypted message. Three of the four sections have been deciphered by members of the public and cryptographers at the National Security Agency. The code in the fourth message has not yet been broken—even after Sanborn provided clues in 2010 and 2014. Recently, Sanborn released what he insists is a final clue as reported in the The New York Times (January 29, 2020) article “This Sculpture Holds a Decades-Old C.I.A. Mystery. And Now, Another Clue.”

Sponsored by: 
Lafayette Art Galleries
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