Network Ensemble

The Network Ensemble performs a granular exploration of situated network signals. A newly developed, ultra-portable machine collects live data from the WiFi networks surrounding it, passing them directly to a phone, as sound signal via the audio port.
A network parasite, the phone streams the local activity as sound around the world by means of a phone call. The sounds emitted thus reflect the specific quality, weight and speed of the network the machines is capturing information from, as well as the latency, transmission and compression characteristics of the network on which the phone is streaming.