Wi-Fi Signals Visualized As Art
Artist Peter Jellitsch created sculpture that tracks signal strength over a 45 day period in an apartment in Manhattan.
Although you pay a flat rate for your wi-fi service, the signal varies from day to day. Artist Peter Jellitsch visualizes these changes through a sculpture that tracks the signal over a 45 day period.
While he was living in New York, he analyzed and plotted the strength of the signal everyday, resulting in an abstract, sculptural data visualization. The raised parts of the plane signify a strong signal, while the flat areas mean the signal was weak at that time.
This installation, ‘Bleecker Street Documents’, can be read as a “fragmented space description” that aims to make the invisible visible. The projectÂ is named after the location of the apartment he stayed in.
As well as the sculpture, the installation also features pages of his notes and a primer with a scientific explanation of what Jellitsch was studying.