Visualizing Urban Wi-Fi [Weekend Watch]

The complex technologies the networked city relies upon to produce its effects remain distressingly opaque, even to those exposed to them on a daily basis.

–Adam Greenfield (2009)

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxdjfOkPu-E

From YouTube:

This project explores the invisible terrain of WiFi networks in urban spaces by light painting signal strength in long-exposure photographs.

A four-metre long measuring rod with 80 points of light reveals cross-sections through WiFi networks using a photographic technique called light-painting.

More here:
nearfield.org/​2011/​02/​wifi-light-painting
yourban.no/​2011/​02/​22/​immaterials-light-painting-wifi/​

Photos:
flickr.com/​photos/​timo/​sets/​72157626020532597/​

Yuri Artibise

Yuri Artibise is an experienced policy analyst, community engagement practitioner and social media specialist. I have a Master of Public Administration degree with over 10 years of public policy research, analysis, and advocacy experience.

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