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Immaterials: Light painting WiFi, Vimeo

Another great Vimeo find, a simple idea, mapping WiFi reach with light and long exposure photography. This video is one that I have returned to a few times, a simple idea, almost melancholic in its presentation but some lasting images.

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.

The city is filled with an invisible landscape of networks that is becoming an interwoven part of daily life. WiFi networks and increasingly sophisticated mobile phones are starting to influence how urban environments are experienced and understood. We want to explore and reveal what the immaterial terrain of WiFi looks like and how it relates to the city.

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