[un]wired fantasies

[un]wired fantasies (revised 2015) developed from an interactive installation that sonified network traffic flowing through a site-specific wireless internet hot spot installed at our campus bell tower. The audio material is made using variations on a physical model of a metal plate, designed as a virtual extension of the physical bell tower. The material also includes some Internet radio samples processed through the plate models, which evoked an image of radio transmissions flowing through the bell tower and its virtual extension. For the installation, various gesture types represented types of network activity – users connecting and disconnecting to the network, and the amount of network traffic in the short and long term. The improvised performance uses those gesture types to create reflections on an open-ended work.


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