Promiscuous Routers

Commissioned for the Tracked & Traced Exhibition, Science Gallery Detroit MSU
This kinetic installations includes 10 Wi-Fi routers that respond to nearby wireless devices by dancing. The intensity of the dance is determined by the wireless activity of the devices. These routers are modified to operate in 'Promiscuous Mode,' capturing all data packets, even those not intended for them. This modification allows the routers to sniff and pick up ambient Wi-Fi signals from various devices like smartphones and smartwatches.