Photog turns invisible wireless networks into colourful, ghostly art

British photographer Luis Hernan, a Newcastle University researcher, has created colourful...

British photographer Luis Hernan, a Newcastle University researcher, has created colourful photographs of the wireless networks that surround a person with a device he created. (Photo: Luis Hernan/Newcastle University/Handout/QMI Agency)

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The wireless networks that surround you at any point in the day can create colourful rainbows thanks to a British photographer.

In a new project, Luis Hernan, a Newcastle University researcher, created a device that transforms the signal strength of usually invisible wireless networks to colour LEDs, which he then photographs.

As a person moves around their cellphone, it creates a colourful shots that shows people are surrounded by the networks nearly all the time.


Click here for more pictures.(Photo: Luis Hernan/Newcastle University/Handout/QMI Agency)

"The fact we are becoming increasingly reliant on something that we can't see intrigues me. I wanted to find a way to show the wireless which is around us and also to show how it changes," Hernan said in a release Friday.

"I call the images 'spectres' because wireless networks remind me of ghosts," he said. "They are there, but you can't see them with the human eye."

Hernan's work is on display at the university and at digitalethereal.com.


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