Image credits: Boris Zharkov

Unintended Emissions

As you make your way around the city each day you are constantly emitting data from your devices and being filmed on closed circuit TV (CCTV). The Critical Engineering Working Group is using radio receiver like technology to passively scan the exterior sidewalk on Mulberry Street for device signals, and then shows the data traces of pedestrians passing by The Glass Room in real time. The devices shown live on the screen are detected and located by ‘unintended electromagnetic emissions’, otherwise known as ‘data transmissions’. They are then represented here, creating a kind of live stream of data passing by.