Using CarnivorePE, a network packet sniffer developed by Rhizome.org, the piece listens to wireless network activity, extracts the IP address and port number from each data packet transfer, and then visualizes it. Visually, every string of squares represents a user on the network and the color of the box communicates what port number(s) are being used. For example, red represents port 80, the port used by Hypertext Transfer Protocol, basic web activity.
- Mike Weisert
- Kristin O’Friel