Viscodes or Visual Codes

  1. The Viscodes are visual formations (visual codes).
  2. The theoretical basis of Viscodes consists of different representations of integers.
  3. In the visual step, the represented numbers are translated into a set of visual symbols.
  4. The primary purpose of viscodes is to visualize (encode) and not to hide (encrypt).
  5. The most people are familiar with the decimal and binary representation of numbers.
  6. The bar code and most of 2D codes are sets of binary symbols.
  7. The viscodes are sets multivalues symbols.
  8. For any range of values there is a viscode cell with that range of values.
  9. The viscode cells can be grouped into larger objects in a similar way the binary codes can.
  10. The mathematics of the Chinese Remainder theorem has been known in todays form since Carl Gauss (1777-1855). The roots of the theorem originated around the 3rd century AD as a chinese market puzzle about the goat, pig and sheep.
  11. The visualization based on the remainders and other less common representations of integers was proposed as a visualization technique by Jan Smid in 2012.