Human Browser is a series of Wi-Fi performances based on a Google Hack, where the usual technological interface is replaced with the oldest interface we know: the human being.
Winner of the Share Prize Festival in Torino.
We already performed at:
- Piemonte Share Festival, Torino (Jan. 23-28, 2007)
- FutureFilmFestival, Bologna (Jan. 19, 2007)
- Les Futurs de l’Ecrit, Abbaye de Noirlac (Sept. 23, 2006)
- Sydney Esquisse, Art and Design Festival (Aug. 5-20, 2006)
- Transmediale Festival, Berlin (Feb. 2-5, 2006)
- Galerie Sollertis, Toulouse (Jan. 10, 2006)
- The new Pythia, IVème Nuit Blanche de Paris (Oct, 1st 2005)
- EU Constitution Vote (May 29,2005)
- Some time of available human brain, IIIème Nuit Blanche de Paris (Oct. 2, 2004)
The video of the first performance was exhibited in 2004 for “En Parallèle“, Modern Art Museum of the City of Paris.
Technical principles: thanks to its headset, an actor hears a text-to-speech audio that comes directely from the Internet in real-time. The actor repeats the text as he 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.
What is needed for the performance:
High bandwidth Wi-Fi network with no firewall
Internet connected PC with XPpro
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