Craft & Design
Subtext visualizes network protocols through sequenced lights

”Subtext” is an interesting art installation that attempts to visualize Internet traffic and the protocols it utilizes through sequenced lighting effects. From the description:

“Subtext” (2008) is a generative excavation into these discourses, capturing the semantic content of a network messages and transforming them into glyphs of light which, in sequence, form sentences corresponding to a complete electronic conversation. Processes of “handshaking”, error correction, flow control and fragmentation are captured and visually rendered at a rate legible to a human spectator. This creates a live text, bound by the network protocols on which we continually yet unwittingly rely.

Erase / Subtext