Human Browser (2004 – 2017)

Human Browser is a series of Wi-Fi performances based on a Google Hack, where the usual technological interface is replaced with the oldest interface we know: the human being.

Link to the website

A human being embodies the World Wide Web

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Winner of the Share Prize Festival in Torino.

We already performed at:

Transmediale, Berlin, March 2017
Buffalo Art Center, NY, November 2016
La Panacée, Montpellier, June 2015
HMKV, Dortmund – from 22th March 2013 to 28th June 2013
Festival Jean Legendre, Espace Jean Legendre, Théâtre de Compiègne, April 2014
NIMK, Amsterdam – May 29, 2010
Instants Chavirés, Montreuil – May. 15, 2010
SMAK/Vooruit, Ghent – Apr. 3, 2010
Ars Longa, Paris – Mar. 13, 2010
Boutique d’Ecriture, in Toulouse – Jan. 28, 2010
Sonde 04#09 – as you like it – les écritures du web, La Chartreuse, Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, Apr. 25, 2009
Empreintes Numériques, Toulouse, Apr. 23, 2009
Biennale of Sydney, 2008
Piemonte Share Festival, Torino (Jan. 23-28, 2007)
FutureFilmFestival, Bologna (Jan. 19, 2007)
Les Futurs de l’Ecrit, Abbaye de Noirlac (Sept. 23, 2006)
Sydney Esquisse, Art and Design Festival (Aug. 5-20, 2006)
Transmediale Festival, Berlin (Feb. 2-5, 2006)
Galerie Sollertis, Toulouse (Jan. 10, 2006)
The new Pythia, IVème Nuit Blanche de Paris (Oct, 1st 2005)
EU Constitution Vote (May 29,2005)
Some time of available human brain, IIIème Nuit Blanche de Paris (Oct. 2, 2004), exhibited in 2004 for “En Parallèle“, Modern Art Museum of the City of Paris.

Technical principles: thanks to its headset, an actor hears a text-to-speech audio that comes directly from the Internet in real-time. The actor repeats the text as he hears it. The textual flow is actually fetched by a programme that hijacks Google, diverting it from its utilitarian functions. Depending on the context in which the actor is, keywords are sent to the programme and used as search strings in Google so that the content of the textual flow is always related to the context.

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