Title: Wifi Camera
Author: Bengt Sjölén and Adam Somlai Fischer with Usman Haque
Description: The Wifi Camera is a camera that takes “pictures” of spaces illuminated by wifi in much the same way that a traditional camera takes pictures of spaces illuminated by visible light. The camera 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 in our daily lives. With the camera they can take real time “photos” of wifi. These show how our physical structures are illuminated by this particular electromagnetic phenomenon and they are even able to see the shadows that our bodies cast within such “hertzian” spaces. Radio waves at wifi’s wavelength behave similar to light in that they are reflected off almost all solid objects to varying degrees, just as when we see colors we see the light from a light source being reflected off an object into our eyes. And, just as with light, some materials are opaque and some materials are more or less transparent.
Via Andrea Graziano @digitag