SSID_Exquis

SSID_Exquis

wireless network auditing hardware and software, public web interface (dimensions variable)

Walter Langelaar, 2014

SSID_Exquis is a gamified exercise in collaborative poetry, manifested in WiFi. Its participants can publicly broadcast wireless network names, or SSIDs, by contributing to a collectively assembled list. From this list a series of wireless LAN beacon frames is generated which are transmitted periodically to announce their presence in the surrounding 802.11 radio spectrum. In a continuous fashion the resulting flood of publicly accessible wireless networks is logged, constituting timestamped cadavres exquis.

http://www.ada.net.nz/symposia/symposium2014-symposia/disenchanting-the-digital/