PUBLIC UTILITY 2.0 focuses on the unused television spectrum and its potential as a material. It proposes to be the first trials that intentionally architect urban to rural networks for residential, commercial, industrial and scientific use. Super WiFi will be specified as a material for creating connectivity and it will shift urban planning from the street plan to the elevation plan where frequencies and data can be openly sourced for the future PUBLIC UTILITY 2.0 proposes to create broadband connectivity in under served locations in New York, New Orleans, and Nairobi.
The work on display at the Lambent Foundation is a modified version of PUBLIC UTILITY 2.0, the commission for the biennial, Prospect.3 New Orleans, under the artistic direction of Franklin Sirmans, the chief curator of contemporary art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The work was originally conceived of displayed at the American Institute of Architects at Lee Circle in New Orleans.