DEMO HOUR: WiFi ImpressionistIssue: XXVII.1 January - February 2020
WiFi Impressionist is a field installation that draws electromagnetic landscapes inspired by the cityscapes of William Turner. The work consists of a directional antenna on a pan-tilt mechanism that listens for WiFi signals and builds a 3D model of the signals around it. From this model, a viewport is selected that defines the perspective and the frame. Signals that are picked up within the frame are visualized as waves emitted from a specific origin and drawn using a mobile plotter, much like a painter would set up his easel. Once positioned and oriented, a drawing becomes denser over time.
Richard Vijgen, Studio Richard Vijgen
|WiFi Impressionist draws electromagnetic landscapes based on the WiFi signals it detects in the surrounding area.|