Stefan Tiefengraber
   
   
 

 

User Generated Server Destruction

2013 - interactive installation

 

 

 

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

 

   
 

 

 

 

User Generated Server Destruction

servers #13 - #14

 

 

The servers #13 - #14 have been shown at the TodaysArt Festival 2014 in Scheveningen/Netherlands and have been successfully destroyed from 25. September to 05 October 2014.

The video shows the last hits on to the server #13 before he stopped working.

 

Server hardware supported by ZID, University of Art and Design Linz

Thanks to: TodaysArt Team

 

 

   
 

 

 

 

User Generated Server Destruction

servers #10 - #12

 

 

The servers #10 - #12 have been shown at the ARS ELECTRONICA FESTIVAL 2014 in Linz/Austria and have been successfully destroyed from 04. to 08. September 2014.

The video shows the last hits on to the server #10 before he stopped working.

 

Server hardware supported by ZID, University of Art and Design Linz

Thanks to: Ars Electronica Festival Team

 

 

   
 

 

 

 

User Generated Server Destruction

servers #3 - #9

 

 

The servers #3 - #9 have been shown at the TIME OUT .01 exhibition in ARS ELECTRONICA CENTER Linz/Austria and have been successfully destroyed from 30. January to 26. May 2014.

The video shows the last hits on to the server #3 before he stopped working.

 

Server hardware supported by ZID, University of Art and Design Linz

Thanks to: Ars Electronica Center Team, University of Art and Design Linz and Dietmar Elmecker and his Team

 

 

   
 

 

 

 

User Generated Server Destruction

server #2

 

 

The second server was shown at the PIKSEL Festival 2013 in Bergen/Norway and has been successfully destroyed on 22. November 2013 at 12:15pm.

The video shows the last hits on to the server before he stopped working.

 

Photos: Sergey Dushkin

Server hardware supported by ZID, University of Art and Design Linz

Thanks to: Piksel Festival Team, Sergey Dushkin, Gregor Göttfert, Dietmar Elmecker and his Team

 

 

   
 

 

 

 

User Generated Server Destruction

server #1

 

 

The first server was placed in the 175 Gallery in Seoul/Korea and has been successfully destroyed on 30.05.2013 as part of the "TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN" - Exhibition.

The video shows the last hits on to the server before he stopped working.