AMP Blog: surveillance

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).

Put Away Your Tinfoil Hat: Security in Context

Are you an organizer or activist interested in protecting your data and communications from corporations and the government? At the upcoming AMC, the "Watch This! Surveillance, Security, and Organizing" track is about recognizing and growing the capacity within our movements to challenge the surveillance state. In this blogpost, the organizers of the Watch This! track outline a series of questions for thinking about security in a holistic manner—versus only thinking of it as a set of tools we use to keep movements safe.

Join us at the Allied Media Conference in Detroit to continue the conversation about safety and security in our movements!

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.

The post-performance survey by Complex Movements. Photo by Vanessa Miller.

Lessons from the AMC2013 survey results

Thank you to everyone who gave us feedback on AMC2013. We have spent the past few months pouring over 120 responses to the AMC2013 Reflections Survey. In your responses you told us what you loved about AMC2013, what you learned, and what we could do to make the next AMC even more accessible, creative, skill-driven and community-oriented.