MADMEN the Bittorrent Edition

MADMEN the Bittorrent Edition is a video comprising one episode of Madmen incompletely downloaded from the internet via bittorrent. The video has been linearly edited, no digital effects were used and all jump cuts and repeats are in the corrupted file.

The video captures an episode of the popular TV show in the act of being shared by thousands of users on bittorent and acts as a visualisation of bittorrent traffic and the practice of filesharing. It also avoids infringing the copyright of Madmen as it is incomplete.


Conor McGarrigle is a Dublin based site dedicated to (mostly) new media art in all it’s evolving forms. Started in 1999 by digital artist Conor McGarrigle the site has existed in many different forms, run by voluntary effort, enthusiasm and the very occasional Arts Council grant. In this it’s latest incarnation most of the older content will be abandoned,  a page of links to a selection of some of the most popular pages (in their original design) from the archive will be added shortly. Web based art projects by Conor McGarrigle will be migrating to his own site.