Justin Blinder
Artist, Programmer, Designer
Wifi Spotting

Using NYC.gov wireless hotspot data, “WiFi Spotting” topographically visualizes Wi-Fi saturation in the metropolis. Areas with higher saturation of access points form the peaks of these mountainous terrains, thus lending physicality to the usually ephemeral in our constantly changing cityscape. “WiFi Spotting” highlights how our immediate environments are saturated by constant signals, and it aims to materialize the underlying social contracts hidden within our ubiquitous Hertzian noise.

"Where are we now?" The Collection Museum, Lincoln, England 2013

Data mapped as 2d mercator projection.