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Urban Art: Painting With Light To Reveal WiFi Networks

WiFi hotspot sign

We don’t see the invisible WiFi networks within our urban environments, but we know they are all around us. Here’s an intriguing and beautiful art project that explores the invisible terrain of WiFi networks in urban spaces.

The artists who created this work, Timo Arnall, Jørn Knutsen and Einar Sneve Martinussen, aim to “explore and reveal what the immaterial terrain of WiFi looks like and how it relates to the city.” They explain that radio and wireless communication are a fundamental part of the construction of our increasingly networked cities.

A 4 meter long measuring rod with 80 points of light shows cross sections through WiFi networks. Amazing to see these networks visualized in this way, and beautiful work.

Here are some of the still images from the project on flickr.

WiFi hotspot sign image Image CC licensed by corypina

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