Packet Songs

Green lights on a box with the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4.

sniffer code, sounds, public, network traffic (duration variable)

Luke Munn, 2014

Packet Songs monitors the nearby internet router, reading the data packets traveling through it and using this information to trigger tones. In a space which is increasingly monitored and monetized, the packet serves as a ubiquitous and sometimes intimate trace of our everyday actions carried out online. The work attempts to reflect this terrain via a parasitic participation, harvesting data to sonify our hidden wireless topography.