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Pretty Fly For A Wi-Fi

Roel Roscam Abbing (Netherlands)

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 networks. 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.

Part of the group exhibition Future Artifacts

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 10am and 5pm at the Dundee Science Centre. Details here.

About the Artist Roel Roscam Abbing (1990, NL) 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 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.


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