The Bleecker Street Documents Visualizes Internet Strength

 - Jan 22, 2013
References: peterjellitsch & psfk
Wifi signal fluctuations throughout the day may frustrate some, especially those who make a living working off of the Internet, but for Peter Jellitsch, he was inspired to make art: The Bleecker Street Documents. This project revolves around making the unseen seen. It essentially documents these signal changes over a 45 day period by way of a mountainous sculpture.

While living in an apartment in Manhattan, the Vienna, Austria-based artist analyzed and plotted the strength of the Wifi signal every day. This tedious record was then visualized into the abstract Bleecker Street Documents. The high peaks represented strong signals while the low planes symbolized weak ones.

The Bleecker Street Documents also showcases his notes along with a scientific explanation of what Jellitsch was studying.