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January 06, 2005

Some time of available human brain


Internet installation for television channel
and computer assisted actor

"Some time of available human brain" is a ten to fifteen minute performance conceived by Christophe Bruno.

An actor lies on a psychoanalyst's couch, with a television that broadcasts a TV channel live behind his back. Behind the couch, a person types in key words in relation with what the TV set shows. These key words are sent on a server and thanks to a search engine, a program extracts the textual flood relating to the chosen key words in real-time.

The text is then read by a voice synthetizer and sent to the headset of the actor who says it as soon as he hears it.

The result is a two-voice performance: the voice of television--the spectacle provider--and the voice of the Web, where a fallacious freedom masks the success of the society of control. (Posted by Régine Debatty)

Posted by Regine at January 6, 2005 03:57 AM