An example of the "Architecture of Radio" app
Juuke Schoorl
November 26, 2015 4:26 AM EST

When you check your phone or laptop, the only indication of radio waves in your area is probably the bars for your Wi-Fi or cellular signal. But electromagnetic radiation is everywhere, being transmitted from millions of towers and Wi-Fi routers — and this app lets you visualize the wireless data landscape around you.

It’s called “Architecture of Radio,” from Richard Vijgen, an artist and programmer in the Netherlands.

“We are increasingly dependent on a global ecosystem of digital signals. We use them for so many things, yet we cannot see them,” reads Vijgen’s description of the app…

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