Hi, I am Elonka Dunin. Cryptographer, GameDev, namesake for Dan Brown’s ‘Nola Kaye’ character, and maintainer of a list of the world’s most famous unsolved codes, including one at the center of CIA Headquarters, the encrypted Kryptos sculpture. As...
Hi all, I'm Elonka Dunin (proof). I have many interesting hobbies related to game development and the National Cryptologic Museum, but the thing that's got everybody really excited right now is Kryptos, the encrypted sculpture at the center of CIA Headquarters. The sculpture was installed about 30 years ago and has four ciphers on it, three of which have been solved. That fourth one, K4, is one of the most famous unsolved codes in the world. A video was just made about it by the folks at the CNN-backed "Great Big Story" site, and that 6-minute video was released yesterday: https://www.greatbigstory.com/stories/kryptos-puzzle
A few other related links:
My personal quickref bio: http://elonka.com/bio.html
My website about Kryptos: http://elonka.com/kryptos
A Wikipedia article about me: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elonka_Dunin
My Twitter page @ElonkaDunin: https://twitter.com/ElonkaDunin
My page about other Famous Unsolved Codes: https://elonka.com/UnsolvedCodes.html
I'm here now to answer any questions you may have about Kryptos, or any other of my hobbies. Be aware that I am *not* an employee of the CIA, I just got in to CIA Headquarters a couple times as a civilian to see the sculpture, so no, I can't tell you about any of their covert ops. But about Kryptos or other unsolved codes, ask away!!
Update: Wrapping up at 1 am ET, thanks to all participants!