Journalist, The Markup

Surya Mattu

Surya Mattu is an artist and engineer critical of the public perception and access to wireless spectrums. He works for Bell Labs and is a research fellow at ITP/NYU. His research will focus on the technology and politics surrounding the radio frequency spectrum (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GSM) and how it can be used for tracking devices and people. He will develop empowering open source tools and investigate how data is leaked and exploited in order to better direct cultural conversations surrounding these invisible yet powerful networks.