AMP Blog: Digital Stewards

Detroit Digital Stewards flashing Commotion Wireless software onto routers

Detroit Digital Stewards highlighted in the New York Times and Le Monde

Our Detroit Digital Stewards project was recently highlighted in articles about community mesh wireless networks in the New York Times (April 20, 2014) and Le Monde (May 23, 2014).

AMP’s top 10 turning points of 2013

Turning points are moments when you don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay where you are.  Figuring out the next best move is a kind of improvisational dance – requiring much agility and willingness to be vulnerable, while stepping into the unknown.

Here at Allied Media Projects, we’ve arrived at 2014, having navigated many turning points over the past year with grace, thanks to the deep commitment to figuring-out hard questions on the part of our incredible staff.

2013 Unicorn Appreciation Award: Diana J. Nucera

Allied Media Projects has developed a practice of giving a "Unicorn Appreciation Award" at the end of the year to honor the valuable contributions of staff members. The 2013 Unicorn is Diana J. Nucera.

APPLY | Digital Stewards to deploy wireless mesh technology in Detroit

The Digital Stewards 2014 training program will focus on wireless mesh technology. Wireless mesh networks are local "intranets" that allow neighbors to share Internet connections and develop applications to support community problem-solving. Through this program, you will assess your community’s technology needs and then learn how to facilitate the design, construction, and maintenance of a wireless mesh network in your neighborhood.

Digital Stewards from Detroit and Red Hook, Brooklyn join forces in Berlin at the International Summit for Community Wireless

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.