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