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iOS iPhone Music
sniff_jazzbox creates an audible city. it converts wlan-waves into sound waves. Try it out! Walk through your neighbourhood or any town and hear the wireless and invisble communication around you! There is music everywhere- even in the empty streets.
the wlan conversion uses a streamsearch algorithm which was also used in and-or's former works streamfishing and searchsongs. the iphone version will let the user control instruments and speed of the melodies.
sniff_jazzbox captures the wlans in the immediate area like a wardrive-tool and produces a stream of wlan-names. this stream of words might be understood as a subconscious expression of the presently existing communication networks. sniff_jazzbox renders private data visible, translates it and makes it audible as a melody of yearning for contact and exchange.
the names of the captured hotspots contain playable tones of the musical notation system (c, d, e, f, g, a, h, c ...). as you walk, ride or drive through town you will inevitably encounter loads of hotspots which are accessible for your little machine. sniff_jazzbox.audible_city is made for the iphone, it registers all the hotspots and turns them into music. through a set of instruments and different speeds for the tunes the user can interact with the tunes and adapt the music. Try it out! Walk through your neighbourhood or any town - preferably in the evening - and hear the wireless and invisble communication around you!
concept by and-or.ch (rené bauer, beat suter) & johannes auer