New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) 2012
This paper presents the system and technology developed for the distributed, micro-telematic, interactive sound art installation, The Network Is A Blind Space. The piece uses sound to explore the physical yet invisible electromagnetic spaces created by Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs). To this end, the author created a framework for indoor WiFi localization, providing a variety of control data for various types of ‘musical echolocation’. This data, generated mostly by visitors exploring the installation while holding WiFi-enabled devices, is used to convey the hidden properties of wireless networks as dynamic spaces through an artistic experience.
The paper was published and presented at the 12th international conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME 2012).
Manousakis, S. (2012). WLAN trilateration for musical echolocation in the installation ‘The Network Is A Blind Space’. NIME 2012 Proceedings, University of Michigan.
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