sniff_jazzbox (nintendo ds)
> sniff_jazzbox application (nintendo ds)
> songs on the road (mp3 - 9.7 mb)
> bus song (mp3 - 9.7 mb)
sniff_jazzbox captures the wlans in the immediate area like a wardrive-tool and produces a stream of wlan-names. this stream of words might be understood as a subconscious expression of the presently existing communication networks. sniff_jazzbox renders private data visible, translates it and makes it audible as a melody of yearning for contact and exchange.
the names of the captured hotspots contain playable tones of the musical notation system (c, d, e, f, g, a, h, c, fis, ces ...). as you walk, ride or drive through town you will inevitably encounter loads of hotspots which are accessible for your little machine. sniff_jazzbox is made for the portable Nintendo DS and NDS, it registers all the hotspots and turns them into music. Try it out! Walk through your neighbourhood or any town - preferably in the evening - and hear the wireless and invisble communication around you!
hardware: nintendo ds (homebrew nds on wikipedia >)
if you like this you might like the 'game-version' of this concept as well: metro-wardive >
sniff_jazzbox is a complex mesh of language and music interaction between human being, machine and wireless communication, between physical motion, real-time data capturing, streaming, musical notation and programming. sniff_jazzbox creates an audible city.
sniff_jazzbox - songs from the techincal subconscious
The audible city: any urban space is a space for music
Create your own melodies and your own metro-sound-compositions! (Stroll through town, ride a bus, get on a train etc.)
zurich.melody level in google-map >
Different melodies wherever and whenever you tune in
Environment is important: your immediate area creates the tune, walk and change it
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