"Oracle System" is a removable cybernetic jewel, which is part of a larger sculpture. It runs an assembly language program on a Motorola single chip microcomputer, to control the configuration of the LCD segments in real time. There are 6 picture elements that make up the face. The computer program presents these pixels randomly, but it does not allow all pixels to be displayed at once, requiring the viewer to integrate the face image in visual memory.

The LCD has been optimized to show birefringent color.

microcomputer, software, LCD, anodized titanium, acrylic, rubber

neckpiece, 1987

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