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June 16, 2005

Human Browser


Helping France Vote

Paris, Sunday, May 29, 2005 : Jérôme Piques v1.0, the first Human Browser, created by net artist Christophe Bruno, experimented nearby a Parisian polling station. "This piece is a wireless Google hack: as I enter keywords in a Wi-Fi pda, to briefly describe the actor’s context, a program on a laptop uses these keywords as search strings in google. Then the laptop sends a text-to-speech audio of the search to an actor who then repeats what he’s getting via the headphones."

As a new epidemic of Turing Syndrom is spreading in France, unable to decide its own future, The Human Browser offered to help the nation. During a few hours, thanks to its brand new Wi-Fi connection and its amazing ability of real-time Web-mining, The Human Browser tried to invest in language derivative by-products, in a deflationary global semantic market. [blogged by Murphy at post.thing.net]

Posted by jo at June 16, 2005 11:18 AM