Lightpainting Wireless Networks

Nette Spielerei: Hier hat jemand ein Dingsbums namens Kirlian Device gebaut, das WiFi-Signalstärke in farbige LED-Lichter umsetzt und damit haben sie per Longtime Exposure WiFi-Signale mit Licht in die Luft gemalt. Kann man machen.

This project came about as a design discourse on digital technologies, and the invisible infrastructure underpinning it. I believe our interaction with this landscape of electromagnetic signals, described by Antony Dunne as Hertzian Space, can be characterised in the same terms as that with ghosts and spectra. They both are paradoxical entities, whose untypical substance allows them to be an invisible presence. In the same way, they undergo a process of gradual substantiation to become temporarily available to perception. Finally, they both haunt us. Ghosts, as Derrida would have it, with the secrets of past generations. Hertzian space, with the frustration of interference and slowness.

But it is these same traits of Hertzian Space that affords the potential for a spatially rich interaction with information systems, one that more closely resemble the interaction with real architecture.


Vorher auf Nerdcore:
Light-Paintings of urban WiFi-Networks