Immaterials: Light painting WiFi from Timo on Vimeo.
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.
This builds on a technique that was invented for the 2009 film ‘Immaterials: the Ghost in the Field’ which probed the edges of the invisible fields that surround RFID readers and tags in the world. It also began a series of investigations into what Matt Jones richly summarised as ‘Immaterials’.
An interesting and quiet exploration of the city and one of its many infrastructures/interfaces.
via Julia Hall & nearfield.org
One Reply to “Immaterials: Light painting WiFi”
It’s always interesting, to me, to think about the invisible electric fields around us all the time. That’s pretty cool to see them displayed visually for a change on a large scale.
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