Pirate Cinema: a Cinematic Collage Generated by Peer-to-Peer Network Users

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Tue, Jun 11th, 2013 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

I love this art installation by Nicolas Maigret titled The Pirate Cinema, which "transforms film torrents into illicit interactive art." Check out his gallery here.

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

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