Wifi Network Visualization

Davide GombaMarch 2nd, 2011

Immaterials: Light painting WiFi from Timo on Vimeo.

Very interesting visualization of the wi-fi network using Arduino and a wi-fi antenna. It’s the same concept of the other “Immaterial” movie: the  visualisation of an RFID antenna range.

This film is about investigating and contextualising WiFi networks through visualisation. It is made by Timo Arnall, Jørn Knutsen, Einar Sneve Martinussen. The film is a continuation of our explorations of intangible phenomena that have implications for design and effect how both products and cities are experienced. Matt Jones of BERG has summarised these phenomena as ‘Immaterials’, and uses sociality, data, time and radio as examples. Radio and wireless communication are a fundamental part of the construction of networked cities. This generates what William Mitchell called an ‘electromagnetic terrain’ that is both intricate and invisible, and only hinted at by the presence of antennas (2004, p.55).

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4 Responses to “Wifi Network Visualization”

  1. TomR Says:

    Outstanding. Great idea and realisation.

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  4. Loui77 (BlaKbird Photography) Says:

    Wow, you guys did an AMAZING job, I have been trying to learn to create some light painting with my Canon Cam and my iphone,..lol… kinda puts me to shame on what you guys have done!,,, WOW, So impressed with your work!!!, Cheers LJ

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