Posts written by Einar Sneve Martinussen
We have just launched a new project called Satellite Lamps where we investigate and reveal one of the central infrastructures of the networked city, the Global Positioning System (GPS). This project continues our project of visualising the materials of technologies that started in 2009 with our studies of RFID and WiFi. With Satellite Lamps we now explore the material, spatial and temporal qualities of GPS in cities.
The conference Digitalt byliv took place at DogA on 24 May. We had great speakers, a broad trans-disciplinary audience and wonderful weather. Digitalt byliv was organised by YOUrban and Statsbygg with support from Miljøverndepartementet, Norsk Form and Forskningsrådet.
This spring we are organising a conference in Oslo called ‘Digitalt byliv’ (meaning ‘digital urban life’). The conference looks at the possibilities and challenges posed by digital technologies in urban life and has an impressive line up of local and international speakers.
Einar has been in London to talk at Playful 2012; a conference about design, games and technology organized by Mudlark. His talk ‘Means of production’ has been turned into a blogpost.
The film ‘Immaterials: Light painting WiFi’ has inspired a wide range of projects from designers and technologists from various fields. In this blogpost we look at how the concepts, visual language and techniques from the film have been taken up by other practitioners.
Over the last year our film ‘Immaterials: Light painting WiFi’ have been seen over a million times, spread far across the internet and have become a popular cultural phenomena. In this blogpost we have a look at where the film has gone and how it has been discussed.