A Wireless Hotspot That Broadcasts The Weather as its Network Name

 

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Description

“WSSID” is a hacked wireless router that collects and broadcasts live weather data from it’s local environment  in the form of dynamically changing SSID names. The project examines the use of wireless networks on the environment and how we are always seemingly in range of these signals without explicitly asking to be. Operating similarly to the way that weather is beyond our direct control, “WSSID” shows us how permeating these networks have become by relaying direct environmental data about the locations in which they are housed.

 

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Video

 

WSSID – Weather Service Set Identifier by Justin Blinder and Jonah Brucker-Cohen from Jonah Brucker-Cohen on Vimeo.

Credits

Jonah Brucker-Cohen

Justin Blinder

Exhibitions

Art Hack Day: Deluge, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, New York, February 1, 2015

Press

Art Hack Day: From An Idea To A Deluge of Ideas, Make Blog, Feb 4, 2015.

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“Screenshot of generated SSIDs from local weather”