The project mixed desk research, guerilla testing and expert interviews with a hardware prototype that helped us 'see' invisible technology. This approach helped us interrogate the way free Wi-Fi is implemented, and understand how that encodes particular power structures.
A lack of transparency about what technology really does means people don’t have a say on how their data is being collected or used. Users are open to manipulation by services they’ve come to rely on. We explored how these gaps in understanding create new risks, and how vulnerable people are left exposed.