Work in progress …


The selection of literature, artworks and other sources gathered here does not claim to be complete. The research comes from a variety of fields and disciplines. We have collected texts on the topics of infrastructure, smart city, wireless communication, media-aesthetic interventions, and the invisibility of wireless networks in English and German.



Literature (selection)


Brittain, James E.: »Electrical Engineering Hall of Fame: George A. Campbell«, Proc. IEEE 95, no. 5 (May 2007), pp. 1133–37.

Coletta, Claudio and Rob Kitchin: »Algorhythmic Governance: Regulating the ›Heartbeat‹ of a City Using the Internet of Things«, Big Data & Society 4, no. 2 (2017), pp. 1–16.

Contant, Heather: »A Brief Introduction to Gremlins as Aesthetic Devices«, in: Leonardo Music Journal no. 24, (11 September 2014): pp. 57–60.

Dillon, Teresa: »FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH«, in: Andrew King et. al.,The Routledge Companion to Music, New York 2017, pp. 59–68.

Douglas Kahn: Earth Sound Earth Signal: Energies and Earth Magnitude in the Arts, Berkeley, 2013.

Dunne, Anthony: Hertzian Tales: Electronic Products, Aesthetic Experience, and Critical Design, Cambridge, MA 2006.

Gabrys, Jennifer: »Programming environments: environmentality and citizen sensing in the smart city«, in: Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, vol. 32, 2014, 30–48.

Gabrys, Jennifer: »Atmospheres of Communication«, in: Barbara Crow, Michael Longford, and Kim Sawchuk (Hg.), The Wireless Spectrum: The Politics, Practices and Poetics of Mobile Technologies, Toronto 2010, pp. 46–59.

Hagen, Wolfgang: Radio Schreber: Der »moderne Spiritismus« Und Die Sprache Der Medien, Weimar 2001.

Mackenzie, Adrian: Wirelessness. Empiricism in Network Cultures, Cambridge, MA 2010.

Mattern, Shannon: The City is not a Computer: Other Urban Intelligences, Princeton 2021.

Mattern, Shannon: »Urban Auscultation; or, Perceiving the Action of the Heart«, Places Journal, no. 2020 (28 April 2020).

Mattern, Shannon: Infrastructural Tourism, 2013, online:

McLuhan, Marshall: Counterblast, London 1970.

McLuhan, Marshall: The Medium is Massage. An Inventory of Effects, New York 1967.

Medosch, Armin et al. (eds.): Waves. The Art of the Electromagnetic Society, Bönen 2008.

Mergen, Bernard: »The Kilmer Complex. Artificial-Tree Cellular Towers and Landscape Aesthetics«, in: Anne Collins Goodyear / Margaret A. Weitekamp (Hg.), Analyzing Art and Aesthetics, [Artefacts: Studies in the History of Science and Technology], Bd. 9 (2013), S. 104–120.

Miyazaki, Shintaro and Susanna Hertrich: Following the Elephant-Nosed Fish. Reimagining Our Sensorium, DIAMOND PAPER, 2021.

Miyazaki, Shintaro and Susanna Hertrich: »Following the Elephant-Nosed Fish: Making Things More Complicated as a Form of Resistance«, in: Michael Erlhoff and Wolfgang Jonas (ed.), NERD – New Experimental Research in Design, Berlin, Boston 2018, pp. 82–96.

Miyazaki, Shintaro: »Urban Sounds Unheard-of: A Media Archaeology of Ubiquitous Infospheres«, Continuum 27, no. 0 (2013), pp. 514–22.

Miyazaki, Shintaro and Martin Howse: »Detektors. Rhythms of Electromagnetic Emissions, Their Psychogeophysics and Micrological Auscultation«, (Proceedings of the 16th International Symposium on Electronic Art ISEA 2010 RUHR, Berlin: Revolver, 2010), pp. 136–38.

Mukherjee, Rahul: »Mediating Infrastructures: (Im)Mobile Toxicity and Cell Antenna Publics«, in: Nicole Starosielski and Janet Walker (ed.), Sustainable Media, Critical Approaches to Media and Environment, New York, 2016, pp. 95–112.

Nocun, Katharina und Pia Lamberty: Fake Facts. Wie Verschwörungstheorien unser Denken bestimmen. Berlin 2020, Kapitel »5G und Verschwörung«.

Parks, Lisa: »Around the Antenna Tree: The Politics of Infrastructural Visibility«, in: Flowjournal 2009 [Stand: 9.05.2022].

Naica-Loebell, Andrea: »Der Funkbaum. Auch die Amerikaner wollen inzwischen guten Handyempfang, aber keine sichtbaren Antennen«, in: Telepolis 2005, [Stand: 14.08.2019].

Parks, Lisa: »›Stuff You Can Kick‹. Toward a Theory of Media Infrastructures«, in Patrik Svensson und David Theo Goldberg (ed.), Between Humanities and the Digital. Cambridge, MA 2015, pp. 355–373.

Savić, Selena: »Articulating Nomadic Identities of Radio Signals«, in: Matter: Journal of New Materialist Research 3, no. 1, (Februar 2022).

Ridell, Selja: »Mediated Bodily Routines as Infrastructure in the Algorhythmic City«, Media Theory 3, no. 2 (December 2019), pp. 27–62.

Schliwa, Gabriele: »5G is coming: Designing the ›next generation‹ in the city«. Online Workshop »The Network Society Today: (Revisiting) the Information Age Trilogy« (November 2020).

Schneider, Birgit: »Funknetze und ihre Tarnungen als Technohabitate für Menschen, Pflanzen, Tiere und Maschinen«, in: Rebekka Ladewig und Angelika Seppi (Hg.), Techno-ästhetische Perspektivierungen des Milieus. ilinx. Kollaborationen 3, Leipzig 2020, S. 354–366.

Sonntag, Jan-Peter E.R.: SonArc:Project. Der Domestizierte Blitz, Berlin 2008.

Star, Susan Leigh: The Ethnography of Infrastructure, in: American Behavioural Scientist, vol 43, issue 3, 1999, pp. 377–391.

Trüby, Stephan: Hertzianismus Elektromagnetismus in Architektur, Design Und Kunst, Paderborn 2009.

Vega, Mario de, Victor Mazon Gardoqui, Daniela Silvestrin (ed.): LIMEN. Ecologies of Transmission, Mexico City & Berlin, 2016.


Artworks and films (selection)


Forest of Antennas, Oceans of Waves, QR Code Reader
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Afroditti Psarra, Embodied RF Ecologies

Akitoshi Honda, Bipolar, 2012

Clara Boj, Diego Diaz, Observatory, 2008

Semiconductor, Magnetic Movie, 2007

Erich Berger, TEMPEST, 2004

Usman Haque, Bengt Sjölen, Adam Somlai-Fischer, Panoramic Wifi Camera, 2006

Joyce Hinterding, Simple Forces

Anthony deVincenzi, Invisible Forces

Joana Moll, The Hidden Life of an Amazon User, 2019


Mario Santamarina, Cloudplexity, 2019

Gauthier Roussilhe, Ethics for Design

Timo Arnall, Making Visible, 2014

Richard Vijgen, Architecture of Radio, 2016

Julian Oliver, Pink Cell Tower, 2021


Superflux, The Future Starts Here, 2018

James Bridle, New Ways of Seeing, 2019


Robert Voit, New Trees

Matthew Biederman, Office of Spectral Ecology, 2008–ongoing

Shintaro Miyazaki, Detektors, 2018

Werner Herzog, Wovon träumt das Internet, 2016

Bregtje van der Haak, Ubiquity, 2018

Luis Hernan: Digital Ethereal, Seeing »Hertzian Space«, 2016

Nickolay Lamm, What Wi-Fi Looks Like, 2013


Networks, maps, Smart City Berlin


Bundesnetzagentur: EMF Karte

Bundesnetzagentur: Funklochkarte

cmdr2: Find Space X Starklink

Reporterre: La carte des sabotages des antennes 5G

Bündnis digitale Stadt Berlin: Digitales Berlin

Netzwerk Smart City Berlin: Smart City Berlin

Richard Vijgen: White Spots App

Elektor Magazine: Elektrosmog ist hörbar!