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User Generated Server Destruction

Stefan Tiefengraber
Interactive Installation, 2013
Bachelor Zeitbasierte und Interaktive Medien

User Generated Server Destruction ist eine interaktive Installation, bei der BenutzerInnen über eine Webseite Hämmer auslösen können, die auf einen Server einschlagen. Dieser Server hostet die Webseite, über die man die Hämmer mittels Buttons steuert. Die Installation endet, wenn der Server soweit zerstört ist, dass er die Webseite nicht mehr hosten kann.

Visitors of the website www.ugsd.net can trigger six hammers and drop them onto a server that is located in the exhibition. This server hosts the website, which also shows a video stream to follow what's happening with the piece. The installation ends when the server is destroyed and thus can not host the website any more.

The internet is a continually growing network of servers spread all over the world. On the one hand are the users and on the other hand the providers, supplying the network. Usually, it is just possible for computer viruses and very qualified users to attack and destroy highly protected servers that are locked in well-secured places. With "User Generated Server Destruction" every user has the possibility to erase one of this servers and thereby shrink the worldwide network for a short moment.

Idea, Concept and Realisation: Stefan Tiefengraber
Thanks to: 최우람, Dawid Liftinger, Anna Kitzmüller, 김현석, 이진형, 최윤, KART'S
Made with tutorials from:
www.barryvandam.com (communication server and arduino with node.js)
www.denkwerk.com (webcam streaming with node.js)
funded by: University of Art and Design Linz