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Surya Mattu

Surya Mattu is an artist and engineer critical of the public perception and access to wireless spectrums. He works for Bell Labs and is a research fellow at ITP/NYU. His research will focus on the technology and politics surrounding the radio frequency spectrum (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GSM) and how it can be used for tracking devices and people. He will develop empowering open source tools and investigate how data is leaked and exploited in order to better direct cultural conversations surrounding these invisible yet powerful networks.

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    Data & Society
    Artist-in-residence Ingrid Burrington and fellow Surya Mattu teamed up on a curriculum and toolkit of digital and analog resources for teaching people about the physical realities, hardware, and power dynamics of the Internet. ... Read more
    March 2016
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