A project by Christophe
The WiFi-SM project was launched in September 2003 for the Tirana
Bienniale of Contemporary Art. At first it was just a parodic
webpage (please check before the marketing campaign website HERE)
advertising for a totally fake (although technologically feasible)
Wi-Fi device that one could fix on any part of the body, and whose
function would be to “share the pain of the world”.
It automatically detects in real-time the information from RSS
news sources world-wide and analyses them looking for specific
keywords such as death, kill, murder, torture, rape, war, virus
etc.. Each time the text of the news contains one of these keywords,
the WiFi-SM device is activated and provides an electric shock.
After the success of the guerilla-marketing campaign, a bracelet
prototype has been build. The real product was shown for the first
time at the galerie Sollertis,
in January 2006.
NEWS: You're invited to come and try the WiFi-SM at the
FAIR 2007, New-York
February 22 to 25 2007 - 2pm to 10pm
Embassy Suites Hotel, Battery Park, New York
The WiFi-SM installation was exhibited on Saturday, October 7,
2006, at the Nuit Blanche de Paris, Salle d'Honneur of the City
Hall of the 4th district of Paris.
Nuit Blanche de Paris 2006:
"SURVIE, URGENCE DES CULTURES"
Mairie du IVème arrondissement, 2, place Baudoyer, 75004
Paris, Métro Hôtel de Ville ou Saint Paul
Curated by http://www.metazonetv.org
Concept: Christophe Bruno
Programming Delphi: Valeriu Lacatusu
Programming PHP: Valeriu Lacatusu / Christophe Bruno
Hardware: Ignazio Mottola (bartproject.com) / Simon Dhenin (ENSCI)
/ Christophe Bruno / Aurore Lafargeas ...
Many thanks to Valéry Grancher, Claire Leroux, ESIEA, Fing.org...
Here the WiFi-SM installation at galerie Sollertis:
Lucile, assistante of the gallerist Brice Fauché, before
And after; keywords selected are “bird flu", “war",