Chessboard Ay Fate

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.

More here:
nearfield.org/2011/02/wifi-light-painting
yourban.no/2011/02/22/immaterials-light-painting-wifi/
Behind the scenes: yourban.no/2011/03/07/making-immaterials-light-painting-wifi/
Projects inspired by this film: yourban.no/2012/06/06/projects-inspired-by-immaterials-light-painting-wifi/

Photos:
flickr.com/photos/timo/sets/72157626020532597/

In case Vimeo has video problems, there is also a Youtube version here:
youtube.com/watch?v=cxdjfOkPu-E

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Chessboard Ay Fate

Lilith Lela

If complete an' utter chaos was lightnin', eh'd be th' a body standin' barefeit oan a hilltop in a thunderst'rm wearin' dreich copper armoor, holdin' a lightnin' rod an' shootin', "Whatever! Brin' it oan, ye gods an' goddesses!"

The win' howled. lightnin' chibbed at th' earth erratically, loch an inefficient assassin. thunder rolled back an' forth athwart th' mirk, rain-lashed …

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