During a summer residency at Salzamt, Linz and within a project called Expand, Explore, Expose I developed a piece RKNFG that explores and exposes a part of 'hertzian' space. This term describes a collection of wireless signals - electromagnetic waves, that our electronic devices radiate and fill our environment with. RKNFG analyses WiFi signals and uses this as a parameter in design of spaces. The traffic through an access point is scanned and the amount of traffic is used to determine whether the space is going to 'grow' or 'shrink'. Users can interact with the installation through their smart phones or other portable Wi-Fi enables devices.
cubicle (wood base + stretchable fabric sides) + linear actuators + arduino + laptop running airodump-ng on Debian
/etc/init.d/networking stop # stop network manager killall wicd # if using wicd network manager for debian airmon-ng start wlan0 # start airmonitor on your wireless card; to check the name of the card run $ sudo ifconfig airodump-ng mon0 # see available networks, find bssid of the network you want to scan airodump-ng --bssid xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx -w /path/to/your/folder mon0 # dumps the scan to a file in /path/to/your/folder/
airmon-ng stop wlan0 airmon-ng stop mon0