Human Browser

Human Browser

Production country: 
fr
Year: 
2006
Festival edition: 
2006
Format: 
interactive
net
performance
Christophe Bruno & Manon Kahle: Human Browser, Berlin session at Akademie der Ku
Christophe Bruno & Manon Kahle: Human Browser, Berlin session at Akademie der Kuenste (transmediale.06)

project description

Human Browser is a series of wireless Internet performances based on a Wi-Fi Google hack. A human being embodies the World Wide Web, the sum of all speeches of mankind. Thanks to his/her headset, the actor hears a text-to-speech audio that comes directely from the Internet in real-time. The actor repeats the text as he/she hears it. The textual flow is actually fetched by a programme that hijacks Google, diverting it from its utilitarian functions. Depending on the context in which the actor is, keywords are sent to the programme and used as search strings in Google so that the content of the textual flow is always related to the context.

 

archive.transmediale.de/page/detail/detail.0.projects.398.3.html (transmediale website archive)

 

related links

project site: iterature.com/human-browser/en
Berlin session: iterature.com/human-browser/en/hb_transmediale_1.php

 

image credits

[01] - [06] Christophe Bruno & Manon Kahle: Human Browser, Berlin session at Akademie der Kuenste (transmediale.06), photos: Jonathan Gröger

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