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Carnivore. Webcam. Sniffing.
December 7, 2004 1:21 PM   Subscribe

Carnivore. Webcam. Sniffing.
posted by modernsquid (12 comments total)

 
Be sure to check out the video!

(Please be nice, this is my first post!)
posted by modernsquid at 1:24 PM on December 7, 2004


That's fucking cool.
posted by bitpart at 1:24 PM on December 7, 2004


Interested in trying it yourself?
posted by modernsquid at 1:28 PM on December 7, 2004


wow. this is awesome. thanks!
posted by 31d1 at 1:33 PM on December 7, 2004


this is k-rad. i've been looking for a reason to get back into proce55ing.
posted by Loser at 1:42 PM on December 7, 2004


This is both fascinating and scary.
posted by soyjoy at 1:57 PM on December 7, 2004


i didn't think it was that good (sorry, no criticism of your first post, just the art!). there was very little integration of the data being sniffed - it was nearly all processed webcam info. a few of the images looked interesting - the ones with (html?) text - but why was that such a small part? imagine instead taking the various images downloaded and morphing them on to the moving features of the person in the webcam image. or using some kind of textual analysis to detect the subject matter and modifying the images in an appropriate way...
posted by andrew cooke at 2:16 PM on December 7, 2004


Cool stuff. Reminds of me of the chat room avatars that William Gibson uses in his novels.
posted by exhilaration at 2:45 PM on December 7, 2004


i found the visuals impressive, but only in an aesthetic sense. scaling the dots to create the image was really cool, and the text overlays were really cool.

unfortunately, (like andrew cooke) i didn't see/couldn't tell what it was visualizing, and for all the cool video, there was really shit for an explanation.

if you're gonna do something that looks that cool, pllleeeaaase give me a decent writeup!
posted by fake at 3:34 PM on December 7, 2004


fair enough! i guess i have to agree with both of you (fake and andrew cooke). i just thought it was an interesting idea and a new area of art to be explored.

thanks for letting me down gently. (awwww...)
posted by modernsquid at 3:55 PM on December 7, 2004


That second link seems to show that the datas appearance has everything to do with the client you run or program. so for me the visuals were of secondary import to the fact of arranging it somehow.
posted by 31d1 at 4:31 PM on December 7, 2004


ooo. second link (now i've seen it; thanks for the pointer) is good.
posted by andrew cooke at 6:06 AM on December 8, 2004


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