Photos of wifi space

Today, we are increasingly creating and responding (sometimes in a very painful way) to non-visual electromagnetic fields: those emanating from our devices and environments. What might a camera obscura for our age look like? How might it reveal the relationship we have to our data environments?

0wasabuca.jpgWifi Camera Obscura reveals the electromagnetic space of our devices and the shadows that we create within such spaces, in particular our wifi networks which are increasingly found throughout cities of the developed world. The data are scanned, analysed and translated into a luminous composition projected, line after line, on a wall. Different SSIDs are assigend different colors.

A collaboration between Usman Haque, Bengt Sjölén and Adam Somlai-Fischer.

The work is currently exhibited: at Waves in Riga until Sept 17, than a second version of it will be shown at Perimeters, Boundaries and Borders, Folly, in Lancaster, UK from Sept 29 to October 21.