NotSpots are a way to show internet art in public space.

Usually when you connect to a wifi hotspot you expect to be able to surf the internet like normal. But with our NotSpots, no matter which website you try to visit, you will always be shown just the one that we want you to see.

Cruel and unusual, but by modifying wireless router this way we have developed a powerful channel to serve messages in public space.

In 2006 we used them to create an exhibition of internet art in public space (the center of Utrecht). For example,¬†at the city’s observatory¬†we installed Olia Lialina’s Frozen Niki, a fictitious blog published by an astronaut in cryogenic sleep. Five more works were shown in this manner, meaning you had to walk all over town to see internet art that was always related to the physical space it was shown.