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Source code for AlterMet and FemMet, my network installation for the Metropolitan Museum Media Lab

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ALTERMET // FemMET

AlterMet is a custom wi-fi hijacker for the Metropolitan Museum developed at the Met Media Lab. It impersonates a Metropolitan Museum Wi-Fi access point, but upon joining redirect all requests to a local, site-specific online forum and installation.

AlterMet and FemMet installation photo

FemMet is a digital installation utilizing the AlterMet platform as well as video and sculptural elements. Less than four percent of the exhibited artists at the Met are female, so FemMet impersonates a Metropolitan Museum of Art WiFi access point: when the user connects, all internet requests are rerouted to archival images of Met artworks by female-identifying artists.

The two projects were presented in tandem at the Metropolitan Media Lab Expo in December 2014

The AlterMet software is a variant of the OccupyHere software written by the inestimable Daniel Phiffer (http://occupyhere.org/).

The public/ directory contains the FeMet content which is served by the broadcasting router.

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Source code for AlterMet and FemMet, my network installation for the Metropolitan Museum Media Lab

License:GNU General Public License v3.0


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