WiredRadio: A Study of Living with Radio Awareness

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This paper reports on early field explorations with WiredRadio. WiredRadio is a device that intercepts 2.4GHz radio activity and based on the received data signal strength activates a motor with a string attached to it. Similar to the classical ‘dangling sting’ installation by Jeremijenko, the more wireless network traffic there is, the more will the string move. The paper discuss insights derived from a field deployment where WiredRadio was installed in a family house for three weeks. The insights deals with the family’s perception and understanding of WiredRadio, their relationship with WiredRadio as an artifact and ambient display and how WiredRadio influence their understanding of wireless data traffic and what it may represent.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive Systems
Number of pages5
Place of PublicationNew York, US
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date11 Jun 2018
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-5631-2
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 2018
EventThe 2018 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems: Diversity and Design - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 9 Jun 201813 Jun 2018


ConferenceThe 2018 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
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