order comes accuracy; out of chaos, truth.' Pierre le R du Toit
The internet is an ordered place
of ones and zeros, a logical exchange of packets of data. Math exists
everywhere in bytes, bits, addresses and code. C6 has been creating
chaotic content online for several years, and now focuses attention
on to the raw materials of earlier transmissions: The search and
interpretation of chaos online captured with a binary palette.
NEST is a network cooperation that examines the corruption of data
transfer in virtual space. This is achieved via a community of users
passing an audio file around in a ring. Connected by an unreliable
method (UDP), the communication becomes prone to corruption, much
like the children's game of ‘Chinese Whispers’, where
each client is linked to their closest geographical neighbour. Passing
a ‘virtual whisper’ around the internet, each link in
the chain can create new versions with each imperfect cycle. (see
Corrupted Snapshot (top) as an image and audio (right)
NEST is specifically
designed for the poorly connected, its target being
low bandwidth users, rather than high bandwidth commercial
connections. There is an increasing technological gap
between these two which is reflected in available online
content. Often technological or economic factors can
limit that bandwidth resulting in a compromise in the
experience for both artist and viewer. NEST uses lower
bandwidths and the faults caused by them to create new
sound, open to the possibilities of random intervention....
snapshot data ........................................................Mp3
'Chaos is the soul of creation. It plows the ground of intuition.
Without chaos, nothing will grow.'