The WJ-S/oftware is a tool to explore, scan, dig, plunder, play around with, transform and mix the Web in a shared and dynamic way .
The Wj-s/oftware provides a flexible technical scenographic infrastructure and is perfectly tailored for the treatment of flux in real time.
Specially designed and developped by Stephane Kyles, the Wj-s/oftware enables a network of computers, all connected through the Internet, to communicate together.
The Wjs perform with a selection of urls and decide how to dispatch the chosen sources on the different screens provided for the event.
One of the computers is the serveur machine , it functions like a webdeck. It controls at distance the client machines (multiscreen environment) telling each machine what to download from the Internet.
From the serveur machine the Wjs mix and synchronize their different web sources on all the screens simultaneously.
With the Wj-s/oftware, WJs take the control of the network of computers and navigate at distance in the contents they have selected.
WJs can also modify the navigating interface, the background, the links, the texts, the videos and the sounds with the Wj-s/oftware tools and effects .
The flexible and light device adapts to any conventional or unconventionnal venue equipped with electricity and a high speed Internet connection. The screens, between 15 and 250 , small sized or /and big videoprojections, rented or provided machines, offer different settings and compositions to each artistic intervention.
Scenography falls in line with the act of the performance.
The audience is at the heart of the device . It can surrender, it can follow the web guide and/or take an active part in the performance.