Media artist brings poetry to Wi-Fi network names

Russian media artist Dmitry Morozov has created a project called Hotspot Poets, thanks to which you can read poetry on a list of Wi-Fi networks.

Morozov built four Wi-Fi transmitters, each one capable of delivering a poem from one of the four classic poets: Boris Pasternak, Matsuo Bashō, Johann Wolfgang van Goethe, and Petrarch.

How does it work?

When you are in the range of any of the Hotspot Poets, and keep the list of available Wi-Fi networks opened long enough, you’ll see the magic happen. The transmitter is automatically changing its name every 10 seconds, delivering one line of the poem at a time.

Theoretically, these devices can be programmed to transmit messages with any content, they will be visible in a certain space and will be refreshed even if the whole country is disconnected from Internet.

Hotspot Poet transmits poetry by changing the name of Wi-Fi channel

Via FastCo.Design.

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