In an emergency, Morse code can be sent by improvised methods that can be easily “keyed” on and off, making it one of the simplest and most versatile methods of telecommunication. The most common distress signal is SOS or three dots, three dashes, and three dots,
internationally recognized by treaty. Morse code is a method of transmitting text information as a series of on-off tones, lights, or clicks that can be directly understood by a skilled listener or observer without special equipment. It is a stripped down communication system that does not have the targeted bias of social media, television and other forms of modern communication. Compared to voice, Morse code is
less sensitive to poor signal conditions, yet still comprehensible to humans without a decoding device. Morse is, therefore, a useful
alternative to synthesized speech for sending automated data to skilled listeners on voice channels. It is a communication method used
for messages of immediacy and necessity. It is used as last resort.
In this film, Morse code translates significant speech that has defined the moral code of our country for the last half of this century. Sound waves and signals of varying degrees of clarity and decay pass over our time continuum that spans past, present and future. The message
reverberates over open skies and dilapidated man made structures and desolate landscapes reaching to the edges of the electronic urban grid. A desperate attempt to continue to communicate simple ideologies of decency and human equality with immediacy and intent. By acknowledging the abandon and neglect of ideas that have defined the social progress and evolution of our nation and the failings of modern modes of communication, a state of ethical emergency has been declared.
“Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends. And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” -Martin Luther King Jr. August 28, 1963
Moral Code CREATED by Elouise Walker