LIC (Language Independent Communication)
Cultural differences have long formed a monolithic barrier between us and our mysterious neighbors to the East. This isolation has costed us the benefits of shared culture and global community. Language Independent Communication is a bold new initiative to tear down these barriers and facilitate the beginnings of information exchange. We have so much to learn from these noble people, both about their way of life and, perhaps, about ourselves as well.
The LIC will be a LED display filling half of our lounge window. It will face the Media Lab and allow us to communicate with the researchers. The LIC was inspired by the scrolling LED display in the window of the Media Lab.
The display will be an x-y matrix of LEDs with the rows and columns wired together. We will be using a PIC to scan across the rows while we input the column data directly from the parallel port of the computer.
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