Creators Project: Visualizing The Ghostly WiFi Waves That Surround Us
WiFi signal strength transformed into colors with an LED panel.
Living in a major city, Internet signals and WiFi waves surround us like ethereal spirits or phantoms. There have been multiple occasions when we've wondered if the seemingly omnipresent local networks could be visualized, or even animated as unique shapes and bodies. Luis Hernan, a PhD candidate with the Architecture and Interaction Design Group at Newcastle University, is exploring such a concept, as he's developed a machine that turns Internet signals into vibrant, LED-based forms. In the past, we've seen hypothetical interpretations of what WiFi might look like, but this is a tool that turns real data into visuals.