Conor McGarrigle on Mon, 28 Feb 2000 11:09:36 +0100 (CET)

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[Nettime-bold] Spook... a new project by Conor McGarrigle

a new online project by Conor McGarrigle
+ On 1st June 1999 an unusual pattern of hits from military servers was noticed on the Stunned ArtZine site.
+ A high level of activity was noticed from one server in particular. In an attempt to find out the reason for this we decided to find out where else this server had been and who else they were looking at. It was time to watch the watchers.
+ A server trace was initiated using the Stunned Spook-Bot . Spook-Bot  over time tracked this military server's path through the net, mapping and logging it's activities. Spook... uses as it's raw material the traces of movement through the web, it discovers tracks and traces left behind and analyses these for patterns which reveal purpose. The resulting data forms the basis of Spook...
+ Spook... is a distributed net project which explores issues of surveillance, tracking and covert activity on the web in an interactive website based on the conventions of computer games.
 + Spook presents in excess of 50 sites visited by the same server and we invite users to help us establish the connections between these sites and post their theories to the Spook... site. Spook is an ongoing project and users can  nominate their favourite military servers to be tracked by the Spook-Bot to be added to the site.
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