C3Subtitles: 30C3: The Pirate Cinema
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The Pirate Cinema

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

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Video duration
00:29:32
Language
English
Abstract
"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.

Talk ID
5607
Event:
30C3
Day
2
Room
Saal 6
Start
4:45 p.m.
Duration
00:30:00
Track
Art & Beauty
Type of
lecture
Speaker
Nicolas Maigret
Brendan Howell