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Invisible terrain of wifi networks

apropos of nothing, but check out this project which explores the invisible terrain of WiFi networks in urban spaces by light painting signal strength in long-exposure photographs. There’s more on this project here and here and check out the flickr photos. Enjoy!

Immaterials: Light painting WiFi from Timo on Vimeo.

[HT to Tom Lee, director of Sunlight Labs, aka @sbma44, for the link!]

towatch: powers of Congress

Here’s an It’s-a-wonderful-life-esque look at the US Congress for your friday afternoon viewing pleasure. This video can be found at the Internet Archive’s Prelinger Archives. I happened upon this film when it jumped out at me from the credits of John Hodgman’s Spamasterpiece Theater Vol II: “Wuthering Wire Transfers.”

that is all.