An App That Lets You See Invisible Wireless Signals Around You. Architecture of Radio is a new App created by Richard Vijgen that uses data from millions of networks to show you the otherwise invisible activity going on in the infosphere ( an environment populated by informational entities). Up until now wireless signals from phones and computers were impossible to see. The new smartphone and tablet app enables you to ‘see’ Wi-Fi signals using your GPS location. It is available on iPhone and iPad with an Android version due in 2016.The Architecture of Radio is a site-specific iPad application that visualizes this network of networks by reversing the ambient nature of the infosphere; hiding the visible while revealing the invisible technological landscape we interact with through our devices. The Architecture of Radio is a data visualization, based on global open datasets of cell tower, Wi-Fi and satellite locations. Based on your GPS location the app shows a 360 degree visualization of signals around you. The dataset includes almost 7 million cell towers, 19 million Wi-Fi routers and hundreds of satellites. A site specific version of the app includes wired communication infrastructure embedded in the exhibition space. It’s aim is to provide a comprehensive window into the infosphere.


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