Solar-powered networks that take advantage of the "sun's logic".
The artists Tega Brain, Alex Nathanson, Benedetta Piantella are creating a prototype for a system of solar powered servers. Solar Protocol reconfigures internet protocols using the logic of the sun, and creates space to reimagine the relationships we have with the social and technical systems we engage with online. Presently, much attention is focused on automated decisions based on rules derived from massive datasets produced by systems of surveillance capitalism. Instead, in Solar Protocol, the decisions about what content is served will be automated with a logic produced by the sun’s position. The work leverages a natural intelligence that emerges from the intermittent dynamics of our shared environment.