Immaterials at Home

Contemporary homes consist of an increasing number of networked objects, including phones, TVs, and light bulbs. Data is being streamed in and out of homes across them. The processes and protocols that make these circulations possible are both mundane and obscure. What does the networked landscape of a contemporary home look like? Immaterials at Home investigates commonplace technologies of contemporary living, by creating instruments and visualizations for making this technological, domestic landscape accessible as a cultural phenomenon.

This project was commisioned by the Oslo Architecture Triennale. Our contribution is an extension of the work we have been doing in the Immaterials project, called Immaterials at Home.

The instrument displayed is a screen that shows in- and out-going data-traffic of a device in realtime. The screen visualise the data-packets going in and out of various devices as we interact with them, showing you a glimpse of the intricate patterns of the network. In the films you see a documentation of these network-glimpses throughout a family home in Oslo.

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