If you’re like us, you probably set your Wi-Fi name to something witty. Personally, we didn’t get much further than renaming our network to a 💁 emoji.
However, super creative people like Russian artist Dmitry Morozov have taken Wi-Fi access to a whole new level.
Morozov is the creator the Hotspot Poet – a set of four devices containing poems by famous poets. While changing its SSID every 10 seconds to lines of poetry, these expressive hotspots constantly broadcast a Wi-Fi signal that laptops and smartphones can easily pick up.
It’s definitely a cool way of rethinking how we use SSIDs, but it might also mean we’re on the verge of a Wi-Fi apocalypse.
A cheap and portable Wi-Fi transmitter opens up doors for some serious digital graffiti:
It’s not hard to replicate the device – you only need an ESP8266 and a mobile phone battery… But you didn’t hear it from us.