NEoN Digital Arts Archive
PRETTY FLY FOR A WI-FI
Roel Roscam Abbing (Netherlands)
THE MCMANUS. PART OF THE GROUP EXHIBITION FUTURE ARTIFACTS
An overview of do-it-yourself Wi-Fi antennas, constructed from a combination of pots and pans, dishes and cans through which people from around the world give shape to their collective dream of creating an alternative network. Each of these objects tells part of the story of individuals and groups, who each in their own way try to reconfigure the internet’s infrastructure to achieve this goal.
Thanks to Leisure & Culture Dundee
Join Roel in a workshop to make your own Wi-Fi antenna as part of the Dundee Science Festival on Saturday, November 11; drop in between 10 am and 5 pm at the Dundee Science Centre.
About the Artist:
Roel Roscam Abbing (Netherlands) is an artist and researcher whose work engages with the issues and cultures surrounding networked computation. He engages with themes such as network infrastructures, the politics of technology and do-it-yourself approaches.
He holds an MA in Networked Media from the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam and a Fine Arts BA from the Willem De Kooning Academy. There he is currently a teacher on the programme in Digital Craft and Hacking.