Richard Vijgen

The Architecture of Radio

Richard Vijgen  The Architecture of Radio

source: richardvijgennl

The in­fos­phere* re­lies on an in­tri­cate net­work of sig­nals, wired and wire­less, that sup­port it. We are com­pletely sur­rounded by an in­vis­i­ble sys­tem of data ca­bles and radio sig­nals from ac­cess points, cell tow­ers and over­head satel­lites. Our dig­i­tal lives de­pend on these very phys­i­cal sys­tems for com­mu­ni­ca­tion, ob­ser­va­tion and nav­i­ga­tion.
The Ar­chi­tec­ture of Radio is a site-spe­cific iPad ap­pli­ca­tion that vi­su­al­izes this net­work of net­works by re­vers­ing the am­bi­ent na­ture of the in­fos­phere; hid­ing the vis­i­ble while re­veal­ing the in­vis­i­ble tech­no­log­i­cal land­scape we in­ter­act with through our de­vices.
The ar­chi­tec­ture of radio app is a re­al­time, lo­ca­tion based vi­su­al­iza­tion of cell tow­ers, wifi routers, com­mu­ni­ca­tion, nav­i­ga­tion and ob­ser­va­tion satel­lites and their sig­nals. A site spe­cific ver­sion of the app in­cludes wired com­mu­ni­ca­tion in­fra­struc­ture em­bed­ded in the ex­hi­bi­tion space. It’s aim is to pro­vide a com­pre­hen­sive win­dow into the in­fos­phere.
*The in­fos­phere refers to an in­ter­de­pen­dent en­vi­ron­ment, like a bios­phere, that is pop­u­lated by in­for­ma­tional en­ti­ties. While an ex­am­ple of the sphere of in­for­ma­tion is cy­ber­space, in­fos­pheres are not lim­ited to purely on­line en­vi­ron­ments.
pho­tog­ra­phy: Juuke Schoorl
The in­fos­phere* re­lies on an in­tri­cate net­work of sig­nals, wired and wire­less, that sup­port it. We are com­pletely sur­rounded by an in­vis­i­ble sys­tem of data ca­bles and radio sig­nals from ac­cess points, cell tow­ers and over­head satel­lites. Our dig­i­tal lives de­pend on these very phys­i­cal sys­tems for com­mu­ni­ca­tion, ob­ser­va­tion and nav­i­ga­tion.
The Ar­chi­tec­ture of Radio is a site-spe­cific iPad ap­pli­ca­tion that vi­su­al­izes this net­work of net­works by re­vers­ing the am­bi­ent na­ture of the in­fos­phere; hid­ing the vis­i­ble while re­veal­ing the in­vis­i­ble tech­no­log­i­cal land­scape we in­ter­act with through our de­vices.
The ar­chi­tec­ture of radio app is a re­al­time, lo­ca­tion based vi­su­al­iza­tion of cell tow­ers, wifi routers, com­mu­ni­ca­tion, nav­i­ga­tion and ob­ser­va­tion satel­lites and their sig­nals. A site spe­cific ver­sion of the app in­cludes wired com­mu­ni­ca­tion in­fra­struc­ture em­bed­ded in the ex­hi­bi­tion space. It’s aim is to pro­vide a com­pre­hen­sive win­dow into the in­fos­phere.
*The in­fos­phere refers to an in­ter­de­pen­dent en­vi­ron­ment, like a bios­phere, that is pop­u­lated by in­for­ma­tional en­ti­ties. While an ex­am­ple of the sphere of in­for­ma­tion is cy­ber­space, in­fos­pheres are not lim­ited to purely on­line en­vi­ron­ments.
pho­tog­ra­phy: Juuke Schoorl

Studio Richard Vijgen is a design studio for contemporary information culture. I investigate new strategies to find the big stories in big data through research and design. My work is deeply rooted in the digital domain but always connects with physical or social space. I design and produce interactive data visualisations and data installations ranging from microscopic to architectural in scale. I use code, pixels and 3D printers to describe the world.
The stu­dio is based on­line, but re­sides in the Nether­lands. I work with a wide range of clients and in­sti­tu­tions around the world.
The stu­dio’s work has been widely rec­og­nized by many pro­fes­sional or­ga­ni­za­tions and pub­li­ca­tions, in­clud­ing Wired, Gestal­ten, The Smith­son­ian, Rhi­zome, The Eu­ro­pean De­sign Awards and The Dutch De­sign Awards.
I re­flect on and write about dig­i­tal cul­ture. I ini­ti­ate and par­tic­i­pate in re­search pro­jects and work with clients to de­sign and pro­duce work that con­nects the dig­i­tal realm with so­cial and phys­i­cal space.
I teach In­for­ma­tion De­sign and In­ter­ac­tive Ar­chi­tec­ture at the Arn­hem school of art and de­sign.
“As tech­nol­ogy ad­vances, it re­verses the char­ac­ter­is­tics of every sit­u­a­tion again and again. The age of au­toma­tion is going to be the age of ‘do it your­self.'” – Mar­shall McLuhan
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source: hypebeast

In case you’ve ever wondered exactly what lies beyond the realm of the visible, Dutch designer Richard Vijgen has created a new app that is able to visually portray the network of radio waves that lies below the surface. The app was created as a part of Vijgen’s new ”The Architecture of Radio” exhibition at Germany’s ZKM, and combines technologies from GPS, OpenCellID, and NASA’s public satellite feeds to amalgamate a rendering of the data webs all around us. The app was intended to give a physical portrait of the very data waves that rule the modern day, according to Vijgen: “We cannot see the very thing that is defining our time, and that concerns me.” The designer went on to note “as technology is becoming more and more transparent, I think data visualization can help us to relate to things that are invisible, yet play an important role in our lives.”
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source: wiredde

Funkmasten und Überwachungssatelliten, WiFi-Router und Serverfarmen: Sie alle senden und saugen rund um die Uhr. Das Informationszeitalter hat ein Netz um die Welt geworfen. Und wir alle sind darin gefangen. Das Kunstprojekt in Form einer iPad-App „Architecture of Radio“ von Richard Vijgen macht dieses Datengeflecht sichtbar, das uns tagtäglich umgibt und durchdringt.
Mit seiner App „Architecture of Radio“, die im Rahmen der Ausstellung erstmals genutzt werden kann, visualisiert der niederländische Künstler Richard Vijgen dieses Netzwerk als geisterhafte, elektrisch knisternde Parallelwelt.
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source: pulitzercenterorg

Richard Vijgen is founder of Studio Richard Vijgen, a design studio for contemporary information culture. Richard investigates new strategies to find the big stories in big data through research and design. His work is deeply rooted in the digital domain but always connects with physical or social space. He designs and produces interactive data visualizations and data installations ranging from microscopic to architectural in scale. He uses code, pixels and 3D printers to convey ideas.
The studio is based on­line, but re­sides in the Nether­lands and works with a wide range of clients and in­sti­tu­tions around the world. The stu­dio’s work has widely been rec­og­nized by pro­fes­sional organizations and pub­li­ca­tions, in­clud­ing Wired, Gestal­ten, The Smith­son­ian, Rhi­zome, The Eu­ro­pean De&shy, Sign Awards and The Dutch De­sign Awards.
Richard also writes about dig­i­tal cul­ture and teaches in­for­ma­tion de­sign and in­ter­ac­tive ar­chi­tec­ture at the Arn­hem School of Art and De­sign.
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source: aruco

Data Scanner est une application pour iPad créée par Richard Vijgen et servant de scanner pour visualiser en réalité augmentée les réseaux d’ondes WiFi alentours, les réseaux cellulaires et les émissions des satellites d’observation.
Créée par un ingénieur néerlandais, Richard Vijgen, l’application Data Scanner pour iPad permet à tout un chacun de visualiser les réseaux de données environnants. Associée à son site Architecture of Radio, cette application utilise la réalité augmentée pour vous permettre d’analyser votre environnement.

Quand vous cherchez un signal WiFi auquel vous connecter, ce peut être particulièrement amusant d’imaginer d’où ceux-ci viennent et même de pouvoir visualiser les ondes par lesquels nous sommes désormais tous connectés à internet. C’est le challenge entrepris par Richard Vijgen qui compte publier son application mobile dès la fin de l’année pour iOS et au printemps 2016 pour Android.

Cette application vous permet donc de détecter des hotspots que vous ignoriez, mais aussi et surtout de mieux comprendre à quel niveau d’émissions vous êtes soumis et comment se propagent ces ondes. Le créateur promet également qu’avec son application, vous pourrez aussi visualiser les ondes porteuses de données cellulaires et même les émissions provenant de satellites d’observation.
Découvrez la vidéo de présentation de cette application mobile :

Pour plus d’informations, le site éponyme est pour l’instant le meilleur moyen d’en apprendre davantage, en attendant de pouvoir découvrir réellement les possibilités de cette application mobile, sorte de scanner d’ondes environnantes.
L’application Data Scanner v2 pour iOS sortira en Décembre 2015 et Richard Vijgen la baptise déjà le ‘guide intéractif des réseaux digitaux de données cachés’. Tout un programme.
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source: catanialiveuniversityit

È stata creata un’applicazione che consente di vedere tutte le onde prodotte dalle antenne grazie a cui si diffonde il segnale Wi-fi.

Richard Vijgen è il designer che ha creato l’applicazione per iPad “Architecture of radio” che individua le connessioni wi-fi disponibili in una zona. Le fonti del segnale appaiono sullo schermo come dei triangoli, mentre le onde radio generate appaiono come sfere la cui dimensione cambia in base all’intensità dell’emissione. Più o meno riuscire a tracciare e rendere visibili tali connessioni non è qualcosa di nuovo. In passato, infatti, già altri avevano mostrato, tramite grafici, il modo in cui questi segnali Wi-fi ci circondano. Tuttavia l’app viene vista come una novità poichè consente di cogliere anche la bellezza ipnotica dell’unione di queste linee indicative della esistenza di una connessione e visibili su uno schermo, accompagnando il tutto con un segnale audio delle onde statiche.Il creatore ha usato il termine Infosfera proprio per indicare questo fenomeno di un vero e proprio universo di dati che ruotano attorno a noi.

Architecture of radio potrà essere disponibile non prima di dicembre per dispositivi iOS e, non prima degli inizi del 2016, per dispositivi Android.
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source: wmobileir

تابحال به امواجی که در اطراف شما بصورت 24 ساعته رد و بدل می شوند فکر کرده اید ؟ می خواهید بدانید شدت امواج در اطراف شما به چه میزان است ؟ اپلیکیشن Architecture of Radio می تواند تمام سیگنال های اطراف ما را بصورت کاملا هوشمند به تصویر بکشاند .

این اپلیکیشن که توسط Richard Vijgen طراحی شده است در حال حاضر تنها در یک محدوده خاص در آلمان قابل استفاده است. این برنامه ابتدا با استفاده از GPS موقعیت کاربر را شناسایی کرده و سپس با استفاده از OpenCellID برج های مخابراتی اطراف را پیدا می کند، این برنامه هم چنین به گونه‌ای سفارشی برنامه‌ریزی شده است که می‌تواند روترهای وای فای و کابل‌های اترنت موجود در آن ناحیه را شناسایی کند. OpenCellID یک پروژه مشترک بوده و هدف آن ایجاد یک پایگاه داده رایگان جهانی از Cell IDهاست. این اپلیکیشن هم چنین می تواند با استفاده از OpenCellID، سیگنال‌ تمامی ماهواره های عبوری را نیز پیدا کند.

اپلیکیشن Architecture of Radio در مرحله بعد، از داده‌های جمع آوری شده برای تصویرسازی تمامی سیگنال‌ های موجود در محیط استفاده کرده و تصویری را نمایش می‌دهد که وب سایت این پروژه از آن به عنوان Infosphere یاد می‌کند.