Spiros Hadjidjanos Network Time installation is an amazing use of fiberoptic technology using several wifi routers set up in an exhibition space to be freely accessed by any mobile internet device.
Attached to each router is a fiber optic cable, set to absorb and magnify the incessant flicker of its traffic LED. The visualized data exchange creates a space viewers can interact with not only physically, but also informationally. Any email sent and every website checked on a smartphone logged in to the routers’ signals modifies the frequency in which the fiber optics light up, ranging from occasional, idle blinks to a frenetic flicker.
We love seeing the compatibility of art and technology.