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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.

[link: torrentraiders.com & youtube.com|thnkx Aaron]

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4 COMMENTS

Are you sure this isn't a scientology documentary?

Thu 31 May 2007 at 7:24 PM
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Did the RIAA fund this?
interesting idea though..

Fri 01 Jun 2007 at 12:04 AM

Reminds me of Enders Game. Maybe by playing this we are unknowingly training for, or even participating, in bringing down the torrent networks! Ahh! Paranoia... But it seems legit... ; )

Tue 05 Jun 2007 at 9:44 AM

hehe, funny. Like the players ship based on Boba Fet's bounty hunter ship!

Tue 24 Jul 2007 at 8:27 PM
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