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Leech: BitTorrent and Music Piracy Sonification.

McKinney, C. and Renaud, A., 2011. Leech: BitTorrent and Music Piracy Sonification. Sound and Music Computing.

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This paper provides an overview of a multi-media composition, Leech, which aurally and visually renders BitTor- rent traffic. The nature and usage of BitTorrent networking is discussed, including the implications of widespread music piracy. The traditional usage of borrowed musical material as a compositional resource is discussed and expanded upon by including the actual procurement of the musical material as part of the performance of the piece. The technology and tools required to produce this work, and the roles that they serve, are presented. Eight distinct streams of data are targeted for visualization and sonification: Torrent progress, download/upload rate, file name/size, number of peers, peer download progress, peer location, packet transfer detection, and the music being pirated. An overview of the methods used for sonifying and and visualizing this data in an artistic manner is presented.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:SMC 2011:8th Sound and Music Computing Conference,Department of Information Engineering (DEI), University of Padova, and the Conservatory "Cesare Pollini" of Padova, Italy.6-9 July 2011.
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:18540
Deposited By: Dr Alain Renaud LEFT
Deposited On:21 Sep 2011 08:49
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 13:40


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