AMP Blog: wireless

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).

MagicNet Network Diagram

Commotion Deployment Report: Allied Media Conference 2012

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.

Photos by Nathaniel Mullen

AMP partners with the Open Technology Institute to launch Digital Stewards Program

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.

Welcome to the AMC MagicNet!

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.