The App That Lets You “See” Radio Signals

Every second of every day, our bodies are being pierced by radio waves, some natural but most artificial. Cell signals, TV broadcasts, two-way radio communications, military communiques, microwave transmissions, WiFi, radio stations (AM, FM, shortwave), air traffic control, GPS signals, satellites, cordless phones, police and fire bands–the list is nearly endless.

A Dutch designer named Richard Vijgen has created an iPad app that allows the user to visualize all the radio waves that surround us. It’s all for an art installation called The Architecture of Radio.

architectureofradio from R Vijgen on Vimeo.

Read more about the project at FastCoDesign.

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