Ben Richards - Supply networks

... amongst supply networks, digital natives and digital immigrants of modern occidental society have known nothing but having our base needs consistently to our demand. Supply networks stream around our urban environments, feeding us, warming us, washing us, isolating connecting us. We’re permanently connected through the supply network, through actor-network, whilst one is still in their home - connected, another is travelling in the streets - connected (Human and non- human alike)...

... we, the age of fluidity, of liquid-modern lives, of pointillist POV to history; since the advent of web 2.0 we are alone together - the world condensed to our interior. Our base needs have mutated, our haptic interaction demands more than our skin to converge with water, we forever have water...

... supply and discharge networks, foundation to our actor-network; the momentary reassuring sound of the heated water to the radiators, the collateral pipe tremors post-flush, reminding us of the network we are amongst - our supply, discharge, and connectivity networks permanently cohabit with us, to supply, discharge and connect to our ephemeral need and desire...

... sounds of the networks are signifiers of our connectivity, inherent elements to our urban soundscape, reassurance of the non-temporary contemporary connectivity...

... sonic events of the network occurring in our everyday structures, the amplification of their process and our interaction with them. The pipes we see are static, the representation of the network’s movement and process are experienced sonically, our connectivity in the interior of our urban environment is conveyed through sound.

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