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BumpNet social experimentation through frustration


Jonah Brucker-Cohen is hoping that his latest project, BumpNet, will determine if people's behaviours can change by simply attaching rules to communications infrastructures, and he's doing it in a way that's sure to test the patience of its participants. BumpNet itself is a public wireless network, but one with a maximum limit on the number of connected clients — whenever someone new connects to it, BumpNet will bump the first person in the queue off the network. Jonah says the aim of the project is to "accentuate the subtleties of public interaction with an increasingly technological social atmosphere". We just wouldn't want to be the one fielding all the complaints from the disgruntled test subjects.

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