'Satellite Lamps' glow brightly to symbolize the strength and accuracy of GPS signals

Designer Timo Arnall creates works of art associated with current technological innovations such as wi-fi and RFID signals. His latest endeavor, “Satellite Lamps,” uses glowing orbs to visualize GPS technology, emitting brightness levels symbolic of the strength of the signals.

This project is all about using design to investigate and reveal the Global Positioning System (GPS). It explores the material, spatial and temporal qualities of GPS in cities. Arnall, Einar Sneve Martinussen and Jørn Knutsen have made ‘Satellite Lamps' as part oftheir ongoing research into making technologies visible and interpreting their presence in daily life.

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