Tag: speculation

  • lossyd


    What is Wi-Fi, ontologically speaking? The Gigahertz electromagnetic spectrum exists irrespective of human or technological intervention, but when the space is co-opted by human and technical actors, does it fundamentally change? What about the human and technical actors? When an assemblage of electronic components are organized in a way meant to transfer information along this…

  • Wi-Fi Sonification: the progenitor of lossyd

    Wi-Fi Sonification: the progenitor of lossyd

    “lossyd”, pronounced la-see-dee, is a speculative daemon that facilitates interactions between human and non-human entities. It is centered around the 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi Band and the data streams that traverse it. Lossyd was designed as a proof of concept using an RTL-SDR dongle and a bipolar antenna, about 6 cm long, to process recordings from…