MPR’s Future Tense reports today on an artist who has created a Wi-Fi bicycle. I read the interview in the daily newsletter, and you can listen to it online. The artist, Yury Gitman, says this about the bicycle:
This did come out of an art initiative. Some of the first funders for this project were art institutions. It’s kind of a farce, a technological farce. I mean, a bicycle that gives Internet access? I wanted to show people that our technological boundaries were constructs of our imagination. Our technological boundaries are limited by our imagination. This is a very simple but powerful use of existing technologies, just reconfigured in a creative way.