Solar Protocol explores natural rather than artificial intelligence. The work takes the form of a website hosted across a network of solar powered servers, installed and maintained by volunteers around the world. The website is then served to visitors from wherever there is the most sunshine in the network. The project reconfigures internet protocols with the logic of the sun. Decisions like where internet traffic is sent and what content is displayed on the site, are automated according to an environmental logic derived from the season, the time of day and weather conditions.
As a server steward, I built the Mparntwe (Alice Springs) server in 2021 with Caddie Brain and support from Tega Brain in New York.