internet noise as a structure
The installation “Internet Noise as a Structure” is the sonic and visual realisation of Flusser’s views on the notion of home. It examines how incoming noise can affect the cycle of aesthetics. Social Media, while playing a part in the redefinition of the notion of home, is also creating a continuous flow of incoming noise. No part of this noise however can turn into information if there is no subjective intervention.
As a system programmed to perform a series of tasks, “Internet Noise as a Structure” acts as an imaginary boarder based on the Twitter platform. Aggregating data from different hashtag [#] feeds, it produces sound events, based on an algorithm which can estimate the number of the letters of every incoming word as well as the total volume of the incoming data. The relation between the two above elements, affects the frequency and the phase of different waveforms, all ending up modulating the phase of a single sine wave. Each time the incoming word is matching to a library’s preset keywords, the modulation amount changes, whereas at the same time, the incoming words are transferred into the binary system and projected.
2013 | A/V installation | data collection from Twitter in real time | sound / 2 ch projection | semi-transparent plexi glass | dimensions variable
"Home/s" an exhibition of ArtUp! Media Art in Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey, Athens
Curated by Daphne Dragona & Katerina Gkoutziouli
"Goethe Institut Athen - Benaki Museum
In collaboration with Timos Alexandropoulos