Steganography is the practice of concealing one form of information within the properties of another; it has been used as a way of hiding information in plain sight for thousands of years.

“Object Steganography” is a series of parametrically-designed 3d printed objects: the shape of each piece is determined by a user-submitted word. For example, one of the objects pictured here is the most common password in the world; the other is an illegal number.

Further work in this series will close the loop between computer fabrication and computer vision: Each object will be scanned back into a programming environment and decoded.