Exposition

The Sound of Software Tranquillity (2021)

Erik Natanael Gustafsson, Baudry Benoit

About this exposition

This exposition is an investigation into software tranquillity through sound. One second of activity on a laptop was recorded by tracing the function calls within the Linux kernel. Can software be wild or calm? If so, what would calm software be like? Imagining that the software could experience its own existence, is the nature of its tranquillity or activity apparent to it? Can we as humans experience the tranquillity of software, if it indeed exists, and can we experience it as tranquil? Listen to fragments of one second worth of real software (in)activity while we present and reflect on the outcomes of this investigation.
typeresearch exposition
keywordssoftware, music, digitality, art practice, time
date26/05/2020
published08/03/2021
last modified08/03/2021
statuspublished
share statusprivate
affiliationKTH Royal Institute of Technology
copyrightErik Natanael Gustafsson 2020
licenseCC BY
languageEnglish
urlhttps://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/904300/904301
doihttps://doi.org/10.22501/ruu.904300
published inRUUKKU - Studies in Artistic Research
portal issue15.


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906399 Demonstration of visual dithering Erik Natanael Gustafsson 2020 CC BY
906477 Demonstration of visual dithering Erik Natanael Gustafsson 2020 CC BY
907246 1 s of (in)activity in real-time Erik Natanael Gustafsson 2020 CC BY
907250 Windy sonification of inactivity slowed down Erik Natanael Gustafsson 2020 CC BY
907272 Waveform of 47 hours of inactivity Erik Natanael Gustafsson 2020 CC BY
908761 Zooming in from 10x Erik Natanael Gustafsson 2020 All rights reserved
910381 Front page line Erik Natanael Gustafsson 2020 All rights reserved
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1030395 speed_comparison_130000x Erik Natanael Gustafsson 2020 CC BY
1030397 speed_comparison_170000x Erik Natanael Gustafsson 2020 CC BY
1030420 peaks_without_silence Erik Natanael Gustafsson 2020 CC BY

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