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Network Data Safari Workshop

  • California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks 1948 Thousand Oaks Boulevard Thousand Oaks, CA, 91362 United States (map)

Network Data Safari Workshop: Learn what Wifi actually is and how it works w/ Branger_Briz


(Nick Briz and Brannon Dorsey)

Branger_Briz will lead participants on a tour through the city visualizing all the invisible Wifi data floating all around us via a custom built network application. Participants will access the custom app on their smart-phones and use it to scan and analyze the data in different parts of the city. Branger_Briz will lead participants through a series of discussions and Wifi hacking demonstrations as well as explanations on basic privacy measures and practices that can be taken to limit your wireless footprint in the wild. The data collected during the safari will be brought back to the gallery at the end of the workshop and added to the ProbeKit installation.

The Wifi Data Safari is a digital literacy workshop developed to articulate a set of privacy concerns related to wireless networking by interactively demonstrating security risks and educating Internet users on how basic wireless networking works so they can better understand and appreciate these privacy concerns.

Recommended for 16+

Earlier Event: January 19
Strings: Data and the Self
Later Event: January 20
Panel Discussion with New Media Artists