Binary Leesplankje

A leesplankje van Hoogeveen, is a wooden plank of Dutch origin with images and below the definition like the words monkey, nut, sheep, ect.. This is a tool to learn Dutch, and they are typically found at primary schools. Children start at an early age to work with computers and digital devices, so they don’t only learn words, but also computer language. I’ve replaced the words with binary code descriptions, which fits to the images. For example, Aap (monkey) becomes ‘01100001 01100001 01110000’. The work is a reflection on how early children start to play with digital devices, and how quickly they learn to work with it. The board is made of wood with a printed photo on top.

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