Torrents of Sex #31
I have been working on the web-based performance project <Nahee.app>. In this project, I regard myself as a web application having sexual desire and speculate what would happen if that programmable entity can have sexual relationships as we do. With their programmability which is the biggest difference of <Nahee.app> from real human, <Nahee.app> approaches technology as a tool for redefining ingrained ways of having sexual relationship.
<Torrents of Sex> is one of the projects of Nahee.app about sex and network technology. Assuming that someday human can upload and download their somatic sensations onto the web, Nahee.app designed peer-to-peer polyamorous sexual relationship network protocol <Torrents of Sex>, inspired by BitTorrent’s file distribution & peer selection algorithms.
This work consists of two parts: one part is an illustration with detailed descriptions of the protocol and the other part is a mobile app as an experimental implementation of this protocol.
For the illustration part, I plan to show it as a back-lit type poster. Through this link(https://lapses-screening.s3.amazonaws.com/torrents_of_sex.pdf), you can see the illustration. It’ll be mounted on the wall.
For the app part, I’ll put a small screen(iPad) to show some visuals which explain how to access to and use the app to the viewers. I want to make viewers join and experience <Torrents of Sex> through the app with a speculative sense (since it’s almost impossible to connect our biological senses to the online network at current stage). This app is developed following the algorithm described in the illustration and still on the developing stage.
Type: artwork exhibition
Speculative networks / P2P
Material and Technical Requirements
about 6 ft x 6 ft wall for mounting the back lit poster (size will be 36 inch x 24 inch) and 12.9
power outlet (110v)
As organizers we strive for low-cost pathways of participation, are you interested in a community billet program either hosting out-of-towners or staying with locals?
Yes, I'm living in New York. So I want to stay with locals if that's possible.
Nahee Kim is an artist and a web developer exploring programmability of human sexual behavior.