AMP Blog: commotion
The Detroit Digital Stewards have launched a campaign to raise funds to expand community wireless in Detroit. Your support is needed!
Check out our campaign on Indiegogo and watch the wonderful campaign video which features friendly and animated router friends!
INTERVIEW | Digital Stewards Represent Detroit at the International Summit for Community Wireless in Berlin
In early October 2013, while the U.S. government’s shutdown and Detroit’s municipal bankruptcy filing were making international headlines, a delegation of four Detroiters shared their innovations in neighborhood-based communications infrastructure at the International Summit for Community Wireless in Berlin.
In a recent blog post, the Open Technology Institute reports on their test deployment of the Commotion wireless networking tool at last year's Allied Media Conference. Commotion is an open-source communication tool that uses mobile phones, computers, and other wireless devices to create decentralized mesh networks.
Communication is a fundamental human right. The Digital Stewards Program is an effort to actualize that right at the neighborhood-level in Detroit. This 10-week training, already underway, prepares teams of community organizers, people with construction skills and techies to design and deploy communications infrastructure with a commitment to the Detroit Digital Justice Principles.
This year we have a new wireless network at the AMC: the MagicNet! It is a Wifi network, built to provide attendees with Internet access, but also with the purpose of providing local applications and resources for exploration and collaboration.