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Vortrag: The Pirate Cinema

Creating mash-up movies by hidden activity and geography of Peer-to-Peer file sharing


"The Pirate Cinema" reveals Peer-to-Peer information flows. It is a composition generated by the activity on file sharing networks. "The Pirate Cinema" immerses the viewer in network flows.

In the context of omnipresent telecommunications surveillance, “The Pirate Cinema” makes the hidden activity and geography of Peer-to-Peer file sharing visible. The project is presented as a monitoring room, which shows Peer-to-Peer transfers happening in real time on networks using the BitTorrent protocol. The installation produces an arbitrary cut-up of the files currently being exchanged. This immediate and fragmentary rendering of digital activity, with information concerning its source and destination, thus depicts the topology of digital media consumption and uncontrolled content dissemination in a connected world.


Tag: 28.12.2013
Anfang: 16:45 Uhr
Dauer: 00:30
Room: Saal 6
Track: Art & Beauty
Sprache: en



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