Bringing back the modem

Craft & Design
Bringing back the modem

Jonah Brucker-Cohen is working on a project that turns your Wifi Router into a modem-sounding reminder of the 80s/90s –

Forward Compatible (FC) is a parasitic object meant to be attached to a Wi-Fi or fixed network router. The device monitors network traffic and when packets are sent, they are converted to audio, in the form of a 2400 baud modem dialing up and connecting, and played through the device’s on-board speakers. The focus of the project is to historically inform the way we think about network connectivity in public spaces by disrupting the supposed serenity of modern technology with a reminder of the past. FC is the first of several parasitic network devices I am currently working on.

:::::___coin-operated.com___::::: – Link.

Yikes, this sound gives me chills, back when SEARS was an ISP – Link.

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