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The city is changing in ways that can’t be seen. As urban life becomes intertwined with digital technologies the invisible landscape of the networked city is taking shape – a terrain made up of radio waves, mobile devices, data streams and satellite signals.

In Satellite lamps, practices and languages of design are put to use to explain and situate the phenomena of GPS. We use photography, filmmaking and fieldwork, electronics and product design, as well as design observations on culture and technology, to explore some of the ways in which GPS can be communicated and understood.

Martinussen, E.Knutsen, J., & Arnall, T. 2014. 'Satellite Lamps'. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. . 19(1). Available: http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/19.1/inventio/martinussen-et-al/index.html