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Solo exhibit of Christophe Bruno in Toulouse

By Rhizome

French net artist Christophe Bruno is to have a solo exhibition in Toulouse next week.

Gallery goers will be invited to test the famous WiFi-SM patch, a P2P (Pain-to-Pain) and Internet connected wireless device that you can fix on your body. It detects the information from some 4,500 news sources and analyses them looking for specific keywords such as death, kill, murder, torture, rape, war, virus etc.. Each time the text of the news contains one of these keywords, your WiFi-SM device is activated and provides you with an electric impulse. This impulse is calibrated so that you can feel a certain amount of pain, but is completely safe.

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Live performance of the Human Browser, with Jérôme Piques. This piece is a wireless Google hack : as the artist enters keywords on a Wi-Fi PDA, to briefly describe the actor’s context, a program on a laptop uses these keywords as search on google. Then the laptop sends a text-to-speech audio of the search to an actor who repeats what he’s getting via the headphones (video.)

From January 10 to February 11, 2006, at the Sollertis gallery, Toulouse, France.

Via Wifi-art.

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