Essay design on the properties and implications of the medium MIDI.

MIDI is a remarkable file format. Most file formats have a set output, but MIDI works with instructions to produce this output., The sound of a violin for instance, is saved in a MP3 file. In a MIDI file the properties of volume, key and type of sound are saved and sent to the instrument that produces the file.

MIDI is the result of a physical translation of an essay about MIDI files. It is an application which reflects the properties of MIDI. The output of the text is not set; it is reproducible by following the instructions on the screen. These instructions are coloured squares on your screen. The horizontal position and colour of the square relate to the same coloured and the position of the keys on your keyboard. When the instructions are followed correctly, the essay will be visible.