In my collection of circuitry is a carton of vintage circuit boards I call “Chartres” simply because they remind me of medieval cathedral windows. They’ve been saved aside for use in the composition of such a chest as CHARTRES 1, and possibly another. The “windows” surround the sides of the piece, and the top is my impression of the intricate design of stained glass. It’s enough if the design is intriguing, however you see it.
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