Dutch designer Richard Vijgen has developed an app for iPad owners which uses augmented reality to visualize the network of radio waves that surround us. However, at the moment the app isn't available as a download and will only work in specific location.
‘The Architecture of Radio’ app will be on display at Germany’s ZKM | Center for Art and Media from September 2015 until April 2016. Have a look at the video from below to see it in action:
Richard Vijgen says the following regarding his app:
"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."
Furthermore, besides revealing your WiFi network, the app also brings to life the invisible traffic of smartphones, GPS units, cell towers, overhead satellites, and more. The developer ensures that a iOS version of the app, which Vijgen refers to as "a field guide to the hidden world of digital networks," will be released in December, and an Android version will be available in early 2016.