Fuel (2002)

Fuel is a field of stars that are fueled by network traffic. The stars emit energy, grow, and collapse as quanta of traffic pass through them. Each star is an IP address either on your network, or being accessed by your network: a burning entity whose position is determined by passing the host address through secure encryption. Every local network has a unique constellation of fixed and transient hosts.

Exhibition History

Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria, 2002
Eyebeam, New York, 2002
Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 2002
Villette Numerique, La Villette, Paris, France, 2004


Download Fuel for Windows 
To install Fuel, download and run the installer, linked above. To run fuel on your computer, you must install the personal Carnivore client, CarnivorePE. You can download it by finding the CarnivorePE link here: http://www.rhizome.org/carnivore/
The Fuel application is written in Java. If it does not work on your computer, you need to download the Java VM here:http://www.java.com/en/download/