Material in Final Review

The kryptos.info research group will be releasing new information on a regular basis through Kryptos Revisited and related external web sites.  The group consists of Kryptos professionals and experienced enthusiasts who have volunteered their time and resources to compiling information related to Jim Sanborn’s CIA Sculpture, Kryptos.  New theories and possible insights to the sculpture will be reported along with interactive tools for public use.

Although the group is closed to invitation, you may direction questions to fb@kryp-tos.in-fo (remove dashes).

Certain to be Worth Your Time

The kryptos.info network is comprised of facts, promising conjecture, and inspirational entertainment as it relates to Jim Sanborn’s CIA Sculpture, Kryptos.  Although kryptos.info, kryptosrevisited.com, and realmoftwelve.net are not a part of a formal partnership with other contributing web sites and discussion forums, the concept of the kryptos.info network includes the latest favorable ideas from outside sources.  Here are a few new ones:

ninetysevenletters.wordpress.com (blog)

kryptoswiki.com (now live!)

apexofkryptos.wordpress.com (blog)

The “APEX” of Kryptos (theory/orientation to logical matrix manipulation)

The World’s Most Famous Palimpsest

You were thinking Archimede’s palimpsest?  As of this writing, August 6, 2009, you might be correct.  Within a few short days, you will be mistaken.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I can not contain my silence any longer.  I’ve been given the “go ahead.”  Keep an eye on KryptosRevisited.com, because in a few short days a very powerful secret about the CIA’s sculpture, “Kryptos” will be revealed.  Here is what you will learn:

…who it is that made the discovery and why this researcher was chosen to reveal it.

…what, exactly, is buried out there that Langley should know about and after twenty years still does not.

…the meaning of the coordinates and the steganography sought out for so many years.

…what exactly was totally invisible, how it was made invisible, and how it will hereafter forever be made visible.

…what information was gathered and transmitted underground, and where exactly that place is.

…how the earth’s magnetic field was used.

…the ultimate lesson for the CIA that could “change personalities,” cause them to “think less seriously about what is encoded,” and give a new perspective on the history and installation of this world famous puzzle.

…how this may give new insight into what k4 really is and why it has not been solved.

This is, perhaps, the final layer of the puzzle that was likely not meant to be discovered except by a rare chance or occurrence of an event that has not occurred.  This event would be what Jim Sanborn refers to as why Kryptos is slowly unraveling itself.  Fortunately for all of us, we don’t have to wait for this chance event to occur.  I will make it happen, and you will see it clearly for yourself with the aid of skilled manipulation.

The gears are now in motion, and without further announcement, at some future time that is already designated, that truth will be revealed, and the mystic chatter about Kryptos will ensue once again.  Get ready.  This is going to be big.

From the researcher who revealed Leonardo’s masterful encoding of the St. Bartholomew Chalice comes another revelation soon to be the world’s most famous palimpsest.

Unexplained Metaphor & Other Kryptos Oddities

A new topic at KryptosRevisited.com explores “Unexplained Metaphor,” which can be found within the pages of “In-Depth Analysis.”  Discover some of the stranger anomalies in Kryptos.  In his Exhibition catalog for the Covert Obsolescence Installation, James Sanborn said, “Metaphor has always been important to me.  Petrified trees and fossils were once moving, growing, and living, but have been somehow transfixed — turned to stone.”

The Internet is flooded with old, rehashed information about Kryptos, and this section of the web site is intended to look at the more obscure elements of the CIA sculpture.  For example, did Jim Sanborn sign his artwork?  Find out here.

Disinformation or Lazy Maintenance?

Many rumours about Kryptos flood the Internet.  It is difficult to distinguish between fact and fiction when it comes to the sculpture, especially to those who have only recently been exposed to it.  A new document entitled “Misconceptions” at KryptosRevisited.com will attempt to track some of the more widespread claims about Kryptos and distinguish truth from deception through articles and sources directly produced from James Sanborn’s own words.  Much of the disinformation about the sculpture — or Misinformation — is not a product of intentional misdirection, rather it is often attributed to earlier perceptions of Kryptos that has since become outdated or reformed in light of more precise focus over time.

For example, Kryptos Part Three (k3), is commonly understood to be encoded by a Triple or Keyed Columnar Transposition.  A decade ago, that was anyone’s best guess, and it seemed elegant at the time.  Since then, a much simpler, artistic cipher called a Double Rotation Transposition has been demonstrated to also be the solution to that part of the code, and it makes the old technique seem overly-complicated and confusing.  This is one such example of new information that is difficult to discover online because of the overwhelming number of references to outdated material.

One way to stay abreast of new information is to subscribe to the kryptos.info network blog RSS feed (comments can also be subscribed on an individual-article basis through the web site) and to bookmark KryptosRevisited.com as your up-to-date source for Kryptos Sculpture information.  We know you’re busy cracking the code, so we’ll make sure you’re informed with the latest breaking news and discoveries.

Gary Phillips writes about Kryptos, the sculpture at CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, at his web site KryptosRevisited.com.

Kryptos Sculpture Discussion Forums

Another discussion feature has been added to the kryptos.info network.  Gary Phillips maintains a list of Kryptos-related discussion forums from around the web, and links to relevant articles are automatically generated on pages throughout the site.  Powered by Google, certain key words appearing in various articles are compared against a database of blogs and discussion groups, so if you’re hosting a forum that is related to Jim Sanborn’s CIA Sculpture “Kryptos,” post a link here, and it will get added to the growing list.

Gary Phillips writes about Kryptos at his web site Kryptos Revisited.

New Search and Link Feature

The kryptos.info network is still in its infancy.  Over the course of the summer, new Kryptos Sculpture animations will become available at Kryptos Revisited, and already a significant amount of work has been accomplished.  Last month Gary Phillips released the Kryptos Sculpture font, and already it has been downloaded several hundred times.  The network is growing through links from other web sites and blogs, and steady traffic is at an all-time high.

The author of Beyond K4 — a new blog exploring variations on classical cryptography as it relates to Sanborn’s CIA sculpture — is hosting various contests with prizes.  If, for no other reason than to take a break from your daily routine, you may want to stop by that blog and drop a line.  Kryptosfan is pursuing fresh avenues, and the comprehensive journal of experiments is an interesting read.  The blog’s author welcomes the public to submit entries to various competitions, ranging from ideas like what do you think k4 says? to the much more difficult polyglot challenge, which involves designing software to aid in solving multilingual cryptograms.  There are some cash prizes, and you don’t have to be an expert in all of these challenges — you just need to follow the guidelines.  Who knows!  You could make a name for yourself!

Today the kryptos.info network added new search capabilities to the web sites.  Now you can perform a Google search from within the web site to discover information across the network, discussion forums across the web, and recommended articles in preferred sites.  Now it’s easier than ever to search multiple blogs at once that have been hand-selected to guarantee fresh, interesting conversation related to Kryptos and classical cryptography.

Another feature at Kryptos Revisited is the new linking schema.  Specific words are automatically highlighted across all the network pages to make it very easy to find additional information.  For example, palimpsest will be automatically highlighted wherever it appears, linking directly to additional information about its definition and appearances in other parts of the network.  You can even find current discussion forums related to the word links you follow.  As more pages are added to the web sites over the summer, the number of highlighted terms will increase, making kryptosRevisited.com the most comprehensive resource available for your Kryptos Sculpture pursuits.  New sections highlighting some of the people involved in Kryptos provide a personal touch to the theme.  You’ll explore many sites, blogs, and articles beyond Kryptos Revisited, because the network is a hub — more than a destination.

Subscribe to this blog’s RSS feed to stay up to date with the latest Kryptos Sculpture news.

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Sanborn’s CIA Sculpture ‘Kryptos’ on ABC World News Tonight

An excerpt from a television segment of ABC World News Tonight which aired April 2, 1991 and was reported by John Martin and hosted by Peter Jennings has been referenced in the kryptos.info network: CIA Kryptos Sculpture by Sanborn: ABC World News Tonight

The original transcript can be found at the following mirror: Elonka’s Kryptos Page.  Additional information may be found at ABC News.

Sanborn’s CIA Kryptos Sculpture in Time Magazine

An excerpt from a Time Magazine (Grapevine) article published Sunday, June 24, 2001 and reported by David Ellis has been referenced in the kryptos.info network: CIA Kryptos Sculpture by Sanborn: Time Magazine (Tribute to Information)

The original story can be found at Time (Grapevine).

Kryptos Sculpture: an ABC News Story

An excerpt from ABC News entitled Nuke Exhibit Depicts ‘Festive Menace’ originally published November 1, 2003 and reported by John Martin in Washington has been referenced in the kryptos.info network: CIA Kryptos Sculpture by Sanborn: ABC News

The original story can be found at ABC News.

new email contacts available

The previous version of realmoftwelve.net is transitioning into the new kryptos.info network.  New email contacts are available:

http://www.kryptos.info/public/resources/contact.asp

Published in: on January 3, 2009 at 1:49 pm  Leave a Comment  
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kryptos.info launches blog

A new blog has been launched as a forum for kryptos.info network announcements, news, and discussions.

Published in: on August 23, 2008 at 5:00 am  Comments (1)  
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