WiFi.ArtCache is a platform for experimenting with location and proximity based digital art media.
By simply coding to a provided ActionScript 2.0 API, Flash artists are able to create an interactive experience that changes based on how many people have downloaded their work, how many people are currently interacting with their art object, or whether it is currently in range of the WiFi.ArtCache.
The WiFi.ArtCache, developed by Julian Bleecker with support from Eyebeam Atelier, is a server containing a WiFi access point. When exhibited at the Spectropolis event at New York City Hall Park (October 1-4, 2004.), the WiFi.ArtCache will contain a storehouse of art objects. Visitors to the event can download these art objects onto their 802.11 equipped laptops and experience the artists’ interpretation of location and proximity effects.
WiFi.ArtCache is looking for art-technologists willing to contribute during Spectropolis. Deadline for submissions is September 26th.
Submissions, questions and inquiries should be sent to wifiartcache at
techkwondo dot com.
Additionally, the WiFi.ArtCache will contain a generic storehouse of digital
ephemera that visitors can upload and download to the server. Scratchy
audio, yellowed digital documents, discolored image files and spoiled emails
can all be found and dropped off at the WiFi.ArtCache.