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Monday, 27 May 2013

Peer-to-Peer


I just discovered THE PIRATE CINEMA, which is really relevant to an investigation I wrote a few days ago about anthropological approaches to user experience and sharing: 'non modern' ritual in virtual environments.

"In the context of omnipresent telecommunications surveillance, “The Pirate Cinema” makes visible the hidden activity and geography of Peer-to-Peer file sharing. The project is presented as a control room, which reflects Peer-to-Peer exchanges happening in real time on networks, which use BitTorrent protocol. The installation produces an improvised and syncopated arrangement of files currently in exchange. The immediacy of the presentation of digital data, including fragmented information about source files and their destinations, depicts the topology of digital information use and the global reach of data dissemination."