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The Internet of Offices (detail) | by James Wheare
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The Internet of Offices (detail)

We've got some shared AirTunes speakers in the office and I'm always curious what people are playing.


So I hacked together a python script that watches tcpdump wifi traffic to figure out which MAC address is currently streaming, looks up their name in an offline mapping and posts it to a toy web site. From there, there's some javascript to look up their currently playing track and show it on a screen.


We've got a screen pointed at that URL propped on some shelves in the studio.


[In its next larger context]


(probably more than somewhat inspired by the design skills of flaneurdeluxe)

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Taken on October 11, 2010