THE PIRATE CINEMA TRANSFORMS FILM TORRENTS INTO ILLICIT INTERACTIVE ART
A CINEMATIC COLLAGE GENERATED BY PEER-TO-PEER NETWORK USERS.
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In the context of omnipresent telecommunications surveillance, “The Pirate Cinema” reveals the hidden activity and geography of Peer-to-Peer file sharing. 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. User IP addresses and countries are displayed on each cut, depicting the global topology of content consumption and dissemination.
Conception: Nicolas Maigret - 2012-2013
Software development: Brendan Howell
Production: ArtKillArt, La Maison populaire
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