TPC The Pirate Cinema


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. Users IP addresses and countries are displayed on each cut, depicting the global topology of content consumption and dissemination.

[conception: Nicolas Maigret | development: Brendan Howell]

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Posted on: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 by: in category: Films and Projects, Media archives, News