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rhizome webcrawl sonification

Here's an audio work which is a sonification of a webcrawl. I'm interested in network theory and complexity in mathematics. In this piece, a program written in java crawls across the internet, grabbing as many related URLs as possible and analyzing their content. The frequency that particular words appear creates a kind of aural snapshot, giving each page a unique sonic character that is written in real time. What I find interesting about this project is that it enables the listener to experience aurally the rhythm of the network in realtime, rather than visually as discrete semantic pages, as is normally the case. In this instance, we're using www.rhizome.org as a starting point.

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