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Gullibloon is about sonification and visualization of network activities. Things happening on the internet (or parts of it) are being scanned, processed and tranformed into sound and images in real time.

Data is being collected on different layers of network communication, from low level administrative information of single netrwork packets up to transscripts of chat systems, weather data available on the net, web access statistics and other freely available information.

The result of the transformation into multi media data is also being fed back into the system as audio and video/flash streaming sources available to the public. Access to these streams does affect the system as well, creating a feedback loop including the viewer. (feedback)

If gullibloon is shown in an installation context, the available hardware is extended from a standard pc with a web browser to surround systems and multi channel video projections. Data available on the local venue is integrated into the data scanning process. A suitable set of sensors (WLAN/Bluetooth access points, cameras, thermometers, microphones etc) is installed on location.

For Piksel[04] we are planning to do a performance using gullibloon data feeds and to process these feeds for producing sound and video.

Gullibloon Software

At the heart of gullibloon is a set of software units (programs). For concrete projects, these units are interconnected using a multi media centric network communications protocol (Open Sound Control). All software units exchange data using this protocol. This makes it possible to distribute the workload among several computers. Gullibloon can evolve into real computer clusters for complex setups. On this note Gullibloon is quite scalable, depending on the complexity needs of each possible setup.

All pieces of Gullibloon software are available for free and are licensed under the GPL.

Diagram of the current gullibloon modules setup:


Oswald Berthold

Wernfried Lackner

Andreas Pieper


Sonic Light Festival, Amsterdam (NL) 2003

Gangklang Performance 2003 NBI - Berlin (D)

Localtask 2003 Graz (A)

tats=3D94chliche-Chaos 2003 Chicago (USA)

NetArtCommunityCongress? 2002 and 2003 gullibloon radio night 2004 Berlin (D)

Critics$2543 (in german)

Equipment List

  • 3 pc computers
  • RME multichannel audio device and A/D interface (Multiface)
  • WLAN Access Point
  • 6 active monitor speakers
  • 1 sub woofer sppeakers
  • 1-2 VGA enabled video projectors (1024x768 minimum resolution)
  • 1-2 Geforce graphic adapters
  • USB camera
  • network infrastructure (cables, port switch)
  • broadband internet uplink

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