Networked Hardware was an prototype board developed for the School for Poetic Computation (SFPC) Summer class Experiments in Networked Performance. The 2 week session, taught by Tiri Kananuruk and Todd Anderson, explored new relationships between audience and performer, and between in-person and remote audiences. 

The class asked many questions and had different aproaches to network perfances. Day 4 was dedicated to the prototype board and connecting hardware devices across the internet.



Once you turn on the board it will attempt to connect to the last network it succesfully connected. In the case that the board isn't able to connect, it will create it's own network so you can share the networking details.

Once connected to the internet, the board will connect to a NodeRed server, here we are able to graphically program the logic flows for our needs. 

A week before the class started, we shipped a board to each of the students, with the instruction to turn it on and leave it somwehere in the house. We also gave them some more info about the board as what it is and what it can do.


Accelerated time lapse of light readings in remote locations over 8 days

Screen recording of sequencer controlled by live sensor reading of each board.

Experiments in Networked Performances

The code and additional details including the PCB Design files can be found on Github

NUUM x Networked

In collaboration with NUUM Collective, we designed a custom variation of the Networked Board to respond to movement and the relational orientation and positioning of the dancers. 

Dyad is a series of choreographic studies that explore the ways two bodies relate to each other in space through movement-based sound interaction. 


Boards in harnesses charging prior to performance.

dyad_mycelium 8

The board is equiped with a ESP32 microcontroller for connectivity and computation. It has a BNO85 for movement information and it's capable of connecting to 8 RFID reader boards via the USBC connectors.