NE3 is a portable, compact tool to capture the wireless network and turn it into a source of data-noise. The custom-software used in NE3 expands the scope of earlier versions employed in the Network Ensemble 1 and 2.
NE3 captures wireless packets of data local to it and converts their contents in sound. A knob on the top-side of the board allows control of the speed at which the data is sonified, ranging from high speeds, staying true to the intense nature of the WiFi, to low speeds, slowing down to identify patterns in the noise.
On the base is a surface transducer, allowing NE3 to make use of nearly any surface as a speaker. The material character of its physical surrounding blends with the immaterial one of the network it sonifies, creating a sound unique to a position in space and time.
On the top-side, audio equipment can be connected to two ports for further manipulation of the sounds. NE3 was used to perform in art galleries across London, UK and Berlin, DE. Live sound recordings are released on SD Card as Selected Network Studies.