Selected Network Studies collects audiovisual experiments with communication networks executed by the Network Ensemble, the sound unit of the Demystification Committee.
Selected Network Studies consists of sound recordings of performances carried out across London, UK and Berlin, DE using NE3, a portable tool to sonify the wireless network. As well as videos created with wireless network data covertly collected from locations across London, UK and Rome, IT, where network infrastructure and structures of power intersect.
The sound and video material is burnt onto a limited edition of 2GB SD cards, vacuum-sealed in UV-printed mylar packages. Accompanying this is visual and written documentation of both the hardware and software built for network exploration, as well as details of the performance and data collection sites. Among others:
The London Internet Exchange in London, UK
Stansted Airport in London, UK
Flight D82644 in Airspace
Fiumicino Airport in Rome, IT
Vatican City, VAT
US Embassy, Rome, IT
Selected Network Studies is released via the label Rizosfera on networkensemble.bandcamp.com. A publication edited by the music label also outlines the history and thinking of the Network Ensemble and can be read here (PDF).