Deconstructing Networks

© J. Brucker-Cohen, 2006

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© J. Brucker-Cohen, 2006

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Deconstructing Networks

<p>A Collection of Projects to Shift Perceptions of Network Interaction and Experience</p>

September 16 to October 21, 2006

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Saturday, September 16, 2006 at 5:00 p.m.


Performance « SimpleTEXT » with Tim Redfern
Saturday, September 16, 2006 at 3:00 p.m.


Workshop « MIDI Scrapyard Challenge »
Friday, September 8, 2006 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

!Alerting Infrastructure! A physical hit counter by Jonah Brucker-Cohen

Deconstructing Networks by Jonah Brucker-Cohen is an exhibition of projects that critically examines and questions the proliferation of networked media in both physical and online instantiations. Projects in the exhibition include: “Alerting Infrastructure!,” a website hit counter that destroys a building; PoliceState, a fleet of radio-controlled police cars whose movements are dictated by “suspicious” keywords scanned on a local network; Wifi-Hog, a tactical tool to liberate public wireless nodes; SpeakerPhone, a sequence of individually addressable speakers that expose the hidden pathways of data networks; Crank The Web, a browser that allows the user to physically “crank” their bandwidth to download a website; and IPO Madness, a slot machine that generates domain names in the quest for an eventual IPO. The exhibition will also feature a one-night performance of SimpleTEXT, an audio-visual project that is controlled by audience members texting messages from their cellphones and a workshop entitled MIDI Scrapyard Challenge which will be held by the artist and collaborator Katherine Moriwaki, where participants can create digital instruments from discarded or cast off materials.

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Jonah Brucker-Cohen

Jonah Brucker-Cohen is a researcher, artist, Ph.D. candidate, and HEA MMRP fellow in the Disruptive Design Team of the Networking and Telecommunications Research Group (NTRG), Trinity College, Dublin. He was also a Research Fellow at Media Lab Europe and received a Masters from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU.

Projects, publications, and other work:
Scrapyard Challenge Workshops:
SimpleTEXT: A Cell Phone Enabled Interactive Performance: