When the computer crashed and wrote gibberish into the bitmap, the result was something that looked vaguely like static on a broken television set—a ‘snow crash’ “.

Neil Stephenson’s book Snowcrash has been a revelation about many aspects but its title might just be the best one. I have been since trying to capture this failure mode in nature using the glimmering light over ocean’s horizon as some kind of encryption code.

The following compositions are made out of several images.

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