This half-day workshop engages participants in the construction of a tool for interventions into wireless infrastructure space. The workshop is open to all skill levels and interests and assumes no prior knowledge of networking, electronics or programming. Participants will be introduced to the fundamentals of wireless networking and will program the device to create wireless access points, embedded web servers and custom packet injectors. The focus of these activities is to explore networks and imagine creative uses of the networking medium for activism and personal expression. The cost of the workshop is approximately 50USD, and participants will leave with the devices they construct.
Additional considerations: max number of participants = 10
1: Involve public in constructing one's own media: assembly, electronics and programming.
2: Critically examine current media infrastructures, their meanings and uses.
3: Imagine and implement creative interventions in infrastructure space.
Material and Technical Requirements
I can bring 10 sets of soldering and assembly tools. Each kit should not cost more than 50USD but actual cost is still to be determined.
As organizers we strive for low-cost pathways of participation, are you interested in a community billet program either hosting out-of-towners or staying with locals?
Brett Ian Balogh is a Chicago-based artist, designer and instructor making aural, sculptural and cartographic explorations of the electromagnetic spectrum. He is currently an adjunct associate professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, teaching courses in tactical media, electronics, robotics and biological communications.