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August 15, 2004

carnivore clients


what lies beneath (the net)

'Carnivore is a controversial program developed by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to give the agency access to the online/e-mail activities of suspected criminals' (from how stuff works. more info)

Rhizome's CarnivorePE, inspired by the original, allows artists to use all Internet traffic (email, web surfing, etc.) on a specific local network for their projects.

The free, downloadable software has been used to make visual, aural and physical computing projects that respond to, or dialogue with, the network, by some of the most prolific digital artists, including Jonah Brucker-Cohen, Golan Levin and Lisa Jevbratt (for more works and links, see the CarnivorePE page on rhizome). What else can we perform?

Posted by at August 15, 2004 11:16 AM