The Sound of eBay

Visual Coding for the Online Project The Sound of eBay

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in cooperation with UBERMORGEN.COM

"First there was silence...
Then there was data...
But there was no story...
Just images and sounds...

Cities were built and a grid was laid on top of the topography

Within this global grid a company named eBay became the largest marketplace, with very local marketspaces. eBay is romantic and seductive, not like the local fleamarkets in Paris (Le marché aux puces de Saint-Ouen) but sexed up a million times bigger and spherically transcended, much more effective and thoroughly commercialized. We love it! "The Sound of eBay" is the affirmative high-end low-tech contribution to the atomic soundtrack of the new peer-to-peer hyper-catastrophic shock-capitalism.

The sound is cool, the machine produces masses of songs and replicates millions of times throughout the networks – flooding the net, a bubbling sea of artifical songs visualized in CONTEMPORARY teletext – a continental drift within a macromusic universal urban scape. Trash-Radio.

Forget the technology,
its lustful entertainment, baby! "

Credits

Soundcoding: Stefan Nussbaumer
Visualcoding: Lia
Theorycoding: Grischinka Teufl
Scriptcoding: Erich Kachel

Reviews

Rhizome
http://rhizome.org

SPEX
http://www.spex.de

BoingBoing
http://www.boingboing.net

Basislager
http://www.basislager.org