AND I SCREAMED 10 MEGABYTES INTO THE NEOCITY

Challenge: Noise Challenge #10: The End |

By: charles

AND I SCREAMED 10 MEGABYTES INTO THE NEOCITY

This is only a filming of the scream. The scream can be heard here (caution may crash browser):

http://signal.neocities.org

10 megabytes of auto-generated noise, all on one html page, filling up one entire free neocities.org account.

The way a physical scream can cause public annoyance or even hearing damage, this digital scream can cause browsers to slow down or to even crash. But as is with every scream, if you can withstand this initial bombardment, then beyond is beauty waiting to be discovered.

Questions about how we use the space we are given, physical or digital.

Questions about what it means to “scream” and about what “silence” means in the digital world, versus the physical world.

Questions about the potentials and boundaries of the new city, the internet, the neocity.

EPILOGUE

For each Noise Intercepted challenge, I have treated the internet, the raw stream of the social networks, as my city. For this is the new city, the city. I have treated the data, the words and images and sounds of social network sharing human beings, as the noise with which I sculpted. Via soundscapes, films, visual poems, interactive software, and finally a noise filled web page, I have heard the heartbeat at the center of it all. A binary pulse of zeroes and ones, with life crammed between each bit.

Thank you Labspace Studios for the machine codes with which I ran on.

My ending scream of silent datum is but my beginning whisper of neocity noise.

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