AMP Blog: mesh

The routers are our friends!

Help us expand community wireless in Detroit

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!

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).

Data visualization of AMC connections, part of the "Visualizing the impact of critical connections" proposal to the News Challenge

Comment on AMP's proposals to the Knight News Challenge

Allied Media Projects is involved in four proposals that have been submitted for consideration to the Knight News Challenge. The News Challenge called for ideas that answer the question "How can we strengthen the Internet for free expression and innovation?" We responded with project proposals on community-based technology education, data visualization, and participatory action research.

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 present plans for mesh networks in the Detroit Future Media training lab.

Digital Stewards launch community wireless networks in Detroit

AMP recently completed its first full-length Digital Stewards program, a 20-week community technology training designed and implemented in partnership with the Open Technology Institute (OTI) of the New America Foundation.