S.O.U.P provides a visual and acoustic representation of the omnipresent wireless communication networks that surround us in urban spaces. think of it as a soup ladle spooning arbitrarily up the boiling air to transform the data into sound and video.
our application (coded in C) is a bridge between a wireless sniffer and any audiovisual software supporting OpenSoundControl (OSC) messages. a computer terminal shows a map of the surroundings plus basic points of reference of the city or town that hosts our installation. the observer can jump or fly from place to place in this representation of the cityscape and choose from different datasets recorded at different daytimes. the software will help provide visual and acoustic imaging.
we are aiming to get things to work only with little programming effort. instead we just develop bridges between widely available and highly developed opensource software using open and well known protocols.