This is not the web without wires..
By Julian Bleecker
Design by Erik Loyer

Author's Statement

WiFi.Bedouin is a wearable, mobile 802.11b node disconnected from the global Internet. It is designed to be functional as well as provocative, expanding the possible meaning and metaphors about access, proximity, wireless and WiFi. This access point is not the web without wires. Instead, it is its own web, an apparatus that forces one to reconsider and question notions of virtuality, materiality, displacement, proximity and community. It is a deliberate attempt to meaningfully stitch together what are often considered two entirely separate realms ”" virtual and physical worlds ”" into a more cohesive, deliberate, less disjunctive hybrid.
WiFi.Bedouin is a thinking object, a designed and made technical instrument that helps work through the intellectual and material challenges of designing against convention.