forkbombEnsemble#

2016/17
sound installation
4 single board computers (odroid xu4), speaker, 7″ display, wood, wlan router, software: Lubuntu OS, Python, SuperCollider

The »forkbombEnsemble« plays with the open interaction between several computing units and their computing capacities. It‘s based on a forkbomb, a programme, which invokes itself exponentially until a system overload. The four members of the ensemble call each other through a shared network. Every received call will fork the receiver's processes and send an answer, which in return will fork the processes of the initial sender. All processes trigger variable sound synthesis. If a system crashes due to overload, it will restart and join in again.

One of the members of the forkbombEnsemble

One of the members of the forkbombEnsemble

A display showing the communication in frequency and delay

A display showing the communication in frequency and delay

Installation still.