This portable device makes the invisible and autonomous communications of machines perceptible and tangible.
To get a better understanding of the ecosystem of networks, Wi-Fi in particular, ECAL (Ecole cantonale d’art Lausanne) University of Art and Design student Evan Kelly developed a portable device that visualizes a machines’ social network of sorts.
“Invisible Network is a portable device that makes the invisible and autonomous communications of machines perceptible and tangible. The way they interact with each other is akin to human communication modes, thus creating an entire social network of machines,” Kelly describes. “This device mediates between users and the machines around them. Via the screen, it transmits fragments of its continuous and silent communications in the form of human social metaphors.”