Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF) is an International Festival which celebrates digital culture through an annual gathering bringing together a global community of artists and audiences. Athens Digital Arts Festival aims to encourage, stimulate and promote all aspects of digital creativity by hosting local as well as international artists and communities.

Pimp your Router for ADAF 2016


“Everybody should love their router!”

«Home is where your wifi connects automatically» claims a recent popular Internet meme. This reflects how wifi has become a basic part of our daily needs, like electricity, like running water. One can estimate the amount of wifi routers in the world by a few billions. Yet they (almost) all suffer from the same discrepancy: they are all boring. While our home router caches our wildest fantasies, our innermost secrets, it sits in its corner unnoticed.

Celebrating WIFI freedom!

Recently, the FCC has been considering a proposal to require manufacturers to lock down computing devices (routers, PCs, phones) to prevent modification, if they have a "modular wireless radio". This means that hardware and wifi freedom are being attacked.

In response to these ridiculous measures, we are offering a playful DIY router pimping party. Let's celebrate our freedom of creative hacking!

We call all router-owners to reflect on the unique bond they have with their router. Re-design your router in a way to reflect its position in your life and and get a place in the 12th edition of Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF).

In order to submit your router please post a picture of it on Facebook or Instagram with hashtags #ADAFyourRouter and #RouterPoP and send your submission to

The 5 best pimped routers, selected by a jury, will be invited to be exhibited as part of the RouterPoP installation at ADAF2016.

How to submit:

  1. A PDF with: your name, age, location, and model of the router.

  2. Up to 300 words describing what your router means to you.

  3. Up to 5 jpeg images of the redesigned router.


Deadline: 21 April 2016
The winners will be decided by 28 April 2016


Members of the jury:

Yoav Lifshitz, Tal Messing, missdata, artists (initiators of the project)

Regine Debatty, We Make Money Not Art

James Bridle, writer, artist, publisher, technologist

Ilias Chatzichristodoulou, Katerina Gkoutziouli, ADAF 2016

Join our Fb event: Pimp your Router for ADAF 2016

*** Routers that will be no longer in use may be donated to Sarantaporo DIY wireless network upon their owners’ request.


#ADAFyourRouter #RouterPoP



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