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netune_patch

Over the past few years I have been working on real-time packet sonification.
Packets are bundles of information our networked devices exchange. All of the Internet you see is delivered to you in little packets from all over the place.
Like a envelope, these packets have to and from addresses. I pass this flow of packets to puredata in order to turn the addresses into sounds. As I access the internet, all of my traffic is audible.

This project was presented at Eastern Bloc for the Fauxlab show, as a live installation which invited people to browse and hear this underlying system.

Here is an audio sample. Reverse DNS lookups are performed and passed to a text to speech system.

Here is a visual representation of similar data.
full_of_packets