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Immaterial Terrain

by Vivien Park

As wireless technology becomes more pervasive, invisible networks such as WiFi are increasingly more "felt" within our daily experience. "Immaterials: Light Painting WiFi" is a film that investigates the relationship between WiFi networks, urban environments, and their inhabitants. Through movements of an LED rod that indicates signal strength, a landscape of invisible networks emerges, flowing from indoor spaces into public streets.

This project is created by Timo Arnall, Jørn Knutsen, and Einar Sneve Martinussen. For more information on Immaterials, check out Timo's writings on Touch.

Credits: Video of Immaterials from Timo's Vimeo channel.