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This page documents BEACON when it is shown as a data projection in a gallery. As with the online version and railway flap sign, live web searches are continuously relayed as they are being made around the world -in this case onto a gallery wall in series and at regular intervals as an endless concrete poetry.

BEACON first began broadcasting online at midnight on January 1st 2005 and can still be seen today at Tate Online or at http://www.automatedbeacon.net. It has been instigated to act as a silent witness: a feedback loop providing a global snapshot of ourselves to ourselves in real-time.