That's What Wi-Fi Actually Looks Like
Wi-fi. It's all around us, quietly and invisibly powering our access to the
world's information. But few of us have a sense of what wi-fi actually is, let
alone what it would look like if we could see it.
Artist Nickolay Lamm, a blogger for MyDeals.com, decided to shed some light on
the subject. He created visualizations that imagine the size, shape, and color
of wi-fi signals were they visible to the human eye.
"I feel that by showing what wi-fi would look like if we could see it, we'd
appreciate the technology that we use everyday,"Lamm told me in an email."A
lot of us use technology without appreciating the complexity behind making it
To estimate what this would look like, Lamm worked with M. Browning Vogel,
Ph.D., an astrobiologist and former employee at NASA Ames. Dr. Vogel described
the science behind wireless technology, and Lamm used the information to create