* [a] From VHS to Peer-to-Peer *
During the 80s, the availability of VHS brought the cinema into the living room. Today, Peer-to-Peer sharing and the Internet allows us to use our personal computers and mobile phones for cinematic experience. With these means of dissemination, a discussion on the media, the medium and what it specifically conveys gets opened.
* [b] fragmented flows *
The Peer-to-Peer Sharing protocol is based on small samples file fragmentation, it is an exchange unit or chunk. This fragmentation smoothes exchanges to different recipients. File can then be reconstructed sample by sample until completion, from chaotic scraps received from distinct users.
* [c] Mashup Cinema *
From a cinematic perspective, this prior cutting of the media, is also a cutting of the film material and of the narration. These "broadcasting mechanics" involves those potentials - a recombinant cinema - random collages - weaving of different films interlaced frame by frame.
* [d] Tubes logic *
The Pirate Cinema proposes a way of perceiving the film as a digital stream, or rather streams spread worldwide. In other words, The Pirate Cinema proposes to watch the films again through the logic of cables (which is unique to each connection and location).
* [e] Peer-to-Peer architecture as an alternative structure *
During the last ten years, Peer-to-Peer computing has become very popular. This horizontal network architecture paves the way for new modes of exchange and contribution. It recalls the utopian vision of openness and free appropriation that arose in the early days of the Internet. This model is more than a type of digital network architecture, as it clearly reflects ideological choices that have an impact on the way society is understood.
"Peer to peer is much more than file sharing. What it's really about is how the computers are organized, but crucially how the people are organized. So Peer-to-Peer is a relation dynamic in a distributed network - its a network whereby every individual has the freedom to act and the freedom to engage in relationship without asking permission […] it permits individuals to produce, to distribute, to share, to work together with other individuals without asking permission." (Michel Bauwens