a dynamic network visualization based on the aesthetics of arcade-style video games. users play the role of a copyright enforcing mercenary whose mission is to collect evidence on the bit torrent users they are downloading from/uploading to. the markers sticking out of Earth represent geolocated peers connected to the user, with color representing the connection state. the Mothership conveys the files on the hard drive that are being shared, as the arms visually display the pieces that are downloaded so far. the little space trucks show the rate of data moving in & out of the computer.
as a distributed, dynamic visualization exploring privacy, piracy & surveillance, Torrent Raiders challenges Internet users, content pirates & government spooks to examine their allegiances and mistrust their computer connections.
a promo-video after the break.