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by Julian Bleecker
Design and Programming by Erik Loyer

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This project uses the Flash plug-in, which is no longer supported by Adobe. As an alternative, view the project's video documentation below.

An interactive work which stages an essay on the construction and implications of a portable WiFi hotspot within a simulation of the device in actual use.  A collaboration with scholar/technologist Julian Bleecker.

Video Traversal

A high quality recording of the project as a user might experience it.


Image 1 from WiFi.Bedouin

The essay takes place in a virtualized version of one of several popular locations where public wireless Internet access can be found.

Image 2 from WiFi.Bedouin

The Wifi.Bedouin device is introduced into the space. Users can activate three different “interventions” in conventional wireless access; in this case a localized chat feature has been activated.

Image 3 from WiFi.Bedouin

The essay itself is integrated into the simulation, allowing the user to get both theoretical and DIY content about the device.

Image 4 from WiFi.Bedouin

The essay includes illustrations to assist users who want to build their own WiFi.Bedouin.

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