(Greek: κρυπτεία / krupteía, from κρυπτός / kruptós, “hidden, secret things”)

Zerstorung durch Fortschritte der Technologie: Break The Code

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The producers and writers of Fringe have decided to invite viewers to interact with their program by challenging us to solve a secret code. Near most commercial breaks, they have been displaying a series of images that contain clues to this puzzle.

Producer Pinkner explains here:

This repository contains all the glyph-code data that has aired on the show to date. I’m writing up this puzzle for an Ars post that should go live just before the show returns in April. My write-up is about this puzzle as well as a number of other interactive elements hidde in the show.

So here’s your chance to gain fleeting Internet notoriety by solving the code and revealing a clue central to the show’s mythology. All the data and notes are set up so you can get started right away.


CryptHelper: Some notes on English language frequencies.

DecryptNotes: Treating the images as an English language cypher.

Digraphs: Common English letter pairs Distribution:

Frequency count of unique image/yellow dot pairs FileList:

The image files in the Glyphs folder NumberedLetters:

The base letter set numbered i order NumberedList: The images numbered in order PicList:

The list of pictures, with orientation and dot information ReflectNormed:

The list of pictures normalized for reflection SearchingForSpaces: Attempts to find word divider

Fascinating… Well, I can see that I will be busy for a while…

Written by Krypt3ia

2009/04/22 at 01:53

Posted in Crypto, Fringe

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