It is often said that the most pressing issue facing interface designers and multimedia artists is the need to find a language that is unique to computers. It seems to me that this is an adjacent, rather than direct angle of attack. It is actually more appropriate to speak of a language of computers and the electronic spaces they generate. While this might seem like so much hair-splitting, there actually is a difference. The difference lies in the recognition that new media-spaces already constitute a language of sorts, conducted on an infra-visible, inhuman level. Remember, this is a space of abstraction we're talking about: "there's no there, there". Perhaps we need to start thinking of new media artists as translators, mediators between the virtual and the real.