Access Survival Guides By Lighting a Fire Under a Rock

Access Survival Guides By Lighting a Fire Under a Rock
Design

An art installation requires you to light a fire to access PDFs

Laura Yan
  • 10 march 2016

Keepalive is an installation by German artist Aram Bartholl that consists of a Wi-Fi router hidden beneath an inconspicuous boulder in the green fields of Lüneburger Heide, in Hartböhn. The router is not connected to the Internet, but locally hosts a library of PDF survival guides. To access them, users have to light a fire at the foot of the boulder, activating an internal thermoelectric generator, which converts heat to electricity that powers up the library.

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