What is WiFi? It is a protocol for sending digital information using electromagnetic waves. These waves are passing around you and through you, right now.
"The Wireless Landscape" is a visualization of this hidden topology. We walked through the Tenderloin listening for WiFi data, and found over 1,200 wireless networks and over 3,000 wireless access points. That is a lot of WiFi within a dozen city blocks.
What are the implications of having 3,000 access points in such a small space, all broadcasting data into the public sphere? Who can access that data, and who benefits from it? What is in the data? We ask these questions as you view our findings from the Tenderloin's wireless landscape.
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