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“Everybody should love their router!”

 

«Home is where your wifi connects automatically» claims a recent popular Internet meme. This reflects how wifi has become a basic part of our daily needs, like electricity, like running water. One can estimate the amount of wifi routers in the world by a few billions. Yet they (almost) all suffer from the same discrepancy: they are all boring. While our home router caches our wildest fantasies, our innermost secrets, it sits in its corner unnoticed.

 

Celebrating WIFI freedom!

 

Recently, the FCC has been considering a proposal to require manufacturers to lock down computing devices (routers, PCs, phones) to prevent modification, if they have a “modular wireless radio”. This means that hardware and wifi freedom are being attacked.

 

In response to these ridiculous measures, we are offering a playful DIY router pimping party. Let’s celebrate our freedom of creative hacking!

 

We call all router-owners to reflect on the unique bond they have with their router. Re-design your router in a way to reflect its position in your life and and get a place in the 12th edition of Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF).

 

In order to submit your router please post a picture of it on Facebook or Instagram with hashtags #ADAFyourRouter and #RouterPoP and send your submission to [email protected].

 

The 5 best pimped routers, selected by a jury, will be invited to be exhibited as part of the RouterPoP installation at ADAF2016.

 

How to submit:

 

  1. A PDF with: your name, age, location, and model of the router.
  2. Up to 300 words describing what your router means to you.
  3. Up to 5 jpeg images of the redesigned router.

 

Submissions: [email protected]

Deadline: 21 April 2016

The winners will be decided by 28 April 2016

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