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This Mesh We're In: Why Communities Are Building An Internet That's More Local | Fast Company | Business + Innovation
"Recently, a pair of artists in New York put forward an unusual plan for teaching middle school students about the Internet: specifically, by teaching them how to get off it and build their own.

OurNet will combine two series of lessons: one on building a social network, and the other dedicated to constructing a private network, or "darknet," in the classroom. In the process, write Joanne McNeil and Dan Phiffer in their proposal, students will learn important concepts about how the Internet works. Last week the project was awarded a $35,000 grant from a MacArthur Foundation digital learning initiative.

Unlike the physical networks of Time Warner and Verizon or the virtual networks of Facebook and Instagram, however, the networks they and their students build will be noncommercial, and limited to people in their Wi-Fi range. That’s not just a way to simplify the lesson: It’s a deliberate choice to help students think about alternatives to corporate Internet providers and platforms built around advertising and tracking.

"This is an opportunity for the students to see what kind of middlemen they don’t need to connect—the idea that you can socialize with people without going on Facebook, or the idea that you can actually have a network that’s not through an ISP," says McNeil.

OurNet is part of a growing movement that aims to consider and build alternative computer networks. The wireless network idea adds to a growing number of small, independent, nonprofit wireless community networks, often organized as so-called "mesh networks" for their weblike, decentralized design, in which each node—a phone, for instance, or a sophisticated wireless router—relays the connection onwards to the next node. OurNet, with one central classroom router, will have an even simpler structure, though it shares the mesh networks' philosophy of decentralization.

The ad hoc approach has gained attention for its usefulness in more extreme situations. Various mesh networks have been deployed to improve communication at Occupy Wall Street and at Hong Kong's Occupy Central, for instance, and the State Department has funded their installation in Detroit and Tunisia, where they're thought of as a way to extend Internet service and avoid government surveillance. They've also been used to improve communications after disasters to replace severed communications links.

One network in Red Hook, Brooklyn, built by activists as a way to help the neighborhood stay connected and get emergency updates after superstorm Sandy struck New York in 2012, last week received a grant from one of the city's resiliency initiatives."
joannemcneil  danphiffer  education  internet  ournet  wireless  meshnetworks  ows  occupywallstreet  sarahgrant  subnodes  stevenmelendez  infrastructure  shahselbejerthorpe  guifi  hyperboria  isp  chicagomeshnetjefflunt  nycmesh  history  web  raspberypi  projectideas  edtech 
may 2015 by robertogreco
Cyborg Unplug
"Your defense against wireless surveillance

Cyborg Unplug detects and kicks surveillance devices from wireless networks, breaking uploads and streams. It's simple and legal."

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privacy  security  wireless  surveillance 
february 2015 by robertogreco
Cyborg Unplug
"Cyborg Unplug is a wireless anti-surveillance system for the home and workplace. 'Plug to Unplug', it detects and kicks devices known to pose a risk to personal privacy from your local wireless network, breaking uploads and streams. Detected devices currently include: Google Glass, Dropcam, small drones/copters, wireless 'spy' microphones and various other network-dependent surveillance devices.

Cyborg Unplug comes hot on the heels of, a script written by Julian Oliver to detect and disconnect Google's Glass device from a locally owned and administered network. Following broad coverage in the press, the script struck a chord with countless people all over the world that felt either frustrated or threatened by the growing use and abuse of covert, camera-enabled computer technology.

Whether business office, restaurant, school or nightclub: it's your territory and your rules, so make it harder for those that seek to abuse it.

Cyborg Unplug is developed in shared spirit with the Stop The Cyborgs campaign, whose Google Glass ban signs have become popular among restauranteurs, cafe and club owners in the United States.

Cyborg Unplug will be available for pre-order September 30, 2014. Subscribe to ensure you are kept up-to-date with the launch and to receive other low-volume information about the project."
culture  art  cyborg  privacy  wireless  cyberunplug  surveillance  julianoliver  detection  hardware  jamming 
september 2014 by robertogreco
cityofsound: Sketchbook: Announcing Sandbox, a collaboration between BERG and Fabrica
"It's an extensive pallette of materials to which we're adding both wireless and data, and with which we can really test what it's like to work with these new materials in real spaces. We also have around 60 people, of all kinds and doing real projects, and so we can begin to explore what it's like to really live, work and play amidst and betwixt connected and disconnected objects and spaces. This will change the way we communicate with each other, and our environment, and it's Fabrica's job to be on top of that."
2013  berg  fabrica  danhill  cityofsound  sandbox  wireless  internetofthings  smartcities  bergcloud  projectideas  iot 
october 2013 by robertogreco
Karma — We like things simple and honest.
"With Karma you pay for data as you go, and take it with you on a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. The more you share your connection, the more free data you earn. Karma calls this: social bandwidth. Read more on our blog, or in articles on The Verge, Gizmodo and Mashable."
wireless  bandwidth  infrastructure  karma  sharing  mobile  wifi  from delicious
november 2012 by robertogreco
You Are the Network
"Seamless connectivity allows people to connect any supported device to the mesh and thus to the Internet with no effort or configuration. Install, done. No buttons, no pairing, no manual discoverability. Open Garden can use different physical ways to connect in general; today\'s version concentrates on Bluetooth. Bluetooth normally requires to manually put one of the devices into discoverable state, which only lasts a few minutes. We eliminated the need for this, saving battery, improving privacy, and, most importantly, allowing devices to connect with no user intervention. Devices learn about each other in a variety of ways instead of Bluetooth discovery, including through a cloud service and using local chatter.

An immediate future direction for us is multi-path access. Normally today, you access the Internet using only one path. For example, when your phone gets on Wi-Fi, it no longer uses its 4G connection; if you are in an area with multiple Wi-Fi hotspots, you only use one…"
osx  mac  windows  p2p  mobile  android  wireless  wifi  sharing  mesh  meshnetworks  from delicious
november 2012 by robertogreco
Humans Are The Routers
"Free communications is an essential human right. The 21st Century will be defined by the idea that no Government, no power shall ever block or filter the right of all men and women to communicate together again. It is my dream that within my lifetime that dictatorship shall be banished from this planet and unfiltered and true democracy shall flourish everywhere. It is time that our Faustian bargains with brutal dictators for short-term concerns end and a new covenant directly made with citizens everywhere seeking freedom will take its place. OpenMesh is a first step to help create a world where such a covenant can take hold in a world where brave people armed with new electronic tools can never be blocked or silenced ever again."
technology  internet  politics  social  networking  mesh  openmesh  connectivity  humanrights  access  government  communication  web  online  networks  openmeshproject  routers  wireless  wifi  from delicious
february 2011 by robertogreco
YOUrban — Immaterials: Light painting WiFi
"The city is filled with an invisible landscape of networks that is becoming an interwoven part of daily life. WiFi networks and increasingly sophisticated mobile phones are starting to influence how urban environments are experienced & understood. We want to explore & reveal what the immaterial terrain of WiFi looks like & how it relates to the city.

This film is about investigating & contextualising WiFi networks through visualisation. It is made by Timo Arnall, Jørn Knutsen, Einar Sneve Martinussen. The film is a continuation of our explorations of intangible phenomena that have implications for design & effect how both products & cities are experienced. Matt Jones has summarised these phenomena as ‘Immaterials’, & uses sociality, data, time & radio as examples. Radio & wireless communication are a fundamental part of the construction of networked cities. This generates what William Mitchell called an ‘electromagnetic terrain’ that is both intricate & invisible, & only…"

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timoarnall  jørnknutsen  einarsnevemartinussen  wifi  urban  urbanism  cities  immaterials  mattjones  williammitchell  visualization  wireless  networkedcities  invisible  maketheinvisiblevisible  electormagneticterrain  radio  sociality  data  time  design  context  landscape  invisiblelandscape  networks  from delicious
february 2011 by robertogreco
HAARP [Look at the thing. Wow.]
"HAARP is a scientific endeavor aimed at studying the properties and behavior of the ionosphere, with particular emphasis on being able to understand and use it to enhance communications and surveillance systems for both civilian and defense purposes." [via:]
atmosphere  haarp  auroral  environment  military  space  science  research  radio  wireless  weather  aurora  physics  nature  technology  ionosphere  from delicious
august 2010 by robertogreco
"FrontlineSMS allows you to text message with large groups of people anywhere there is a mobile signal.
activism  advocacy  ngo  nonprofit  communications  sms  phones  mobile  messaging  socialmedia  software  telecom  text  development  opensource  wireless  communication  ict  free  nonprofits 
august 2010 by robertogreco - Update: Oops, this is wrong. In small print, at...
"And then, when we all upgrade to the next iPad in a year and give the first-generation models to our non-technical parents and grandparents who just barely manage to use a craputer to forward terrible emails to us, they’ll all have cellular data capability and can dump those Yahoo! DSL lines and shitty wireless routers we made them get."
ipad  upgrading  mobile  dsl  wireless  simplicity 
march 2010 by robertogreco
Infrastructure Spending Will Not Revive the Economy -
"Forget old-fashioned infrastructure. Here are six government projects to foster a lasting economic recovery...Climb poles for wireless...Dig fiber ditches...Sequence proteins...Lighten backpacks [digitize textbooks]...Scan medical records...Require TOU meters...The technology is starting to roll out (with some stimulus money) in the form of Time of Use (TOU) meters replacing those ugly glass bulbs with spinning disks. Coupled with wireless in-house devices that show appliance electrical usage in real time and clever software at utilities, I'd bet peak usage would drop 30% and educate a million workers on the workings of the future smart electric grid. Beats subsidies for caulking windows."
commentary  technology  internet  future  politics  economics  government  stimulus  infrastructure  us  publicworks  wireless  medicine  medicalrecords  education  textbooks  access  energy  sustainability  efficiency  tou  timeofuse 
december 2009 by robertogreco
cityofsound: Sensing the immaterial-material city
"I've created a public group at Flickr called Sensing the City, so if you have similar photos, do add them there. I'd be interested to see what turns up.

While it's a very different sensibility and approach to the aforementioned explorations of radio frequencies - it's often a very material city, rather than immaterial; just hidden - in the context of discussions around instrumenting the fabric of our cities via urban informatics it's interesting to consider how much of this already occurs on our streets. And despite being marked by traffic cones and fluorescent work jackets it's become an invisible activity, somewhat ironically, for passers-by. These people are sensors."
danhill  design  urbanism  materiality  visualisation  cities  urban  visualization  ubicomp  space  flickr  rfid  mobile  nearfield  wireless  networkedcities 
october 2009 by robertogreco
russell davies: measuring pebbles
"To me, this illustrates the huge potential for partnering little devices to iPhones and Androids and the like. (Perhaps those little devices will be along the lines that Julian's been thinking of with the Flavonoid.)
russelldavies  flavinoid  iphone  pedometer  games  nintendods  personalinformatics  health  phones  mobile  technology  wireless 
july 2009 by robertogreco
Fantasy LEGO Mindstorms Sensors Made Real | GeekDad |
"Christoph Bartneck, an industrial design professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the NetherlandsDenmark, teaches a course I would have killed to take: a master class to create expansion packs for Lego Mindstorms NXT. The students have to make working sensors that go beyond what Lego and third-party sensor makers (and others) already provide. Here are some samples from the students’ projects: GPS Sensor, Wireless Sensor Bridge, Optical Mouse Sensor"
sensors  wireless  lego  mindstorms 
june 2009 by robertogreco
Meraki helping narrow digital divide | Wireless - CNET News
"Wireless equipment maker Meraki is helping make universal broadband a reality.
meraki  broadband  wireless  digitaldivide 
january 2009 by robertogreco
Call me on my iPod Touch - Truphone releases app for the kids
"UK-based Truphone, a VoIP service provider for Wifi/data enabled handsets, today unveils a special version for owners of the latest version of the iPod Touch. The move is significant. The software effectively turns the Touch into a mobile phone, if limited to calls over WiFi. But there will be plenty of young people and college students who will use the Touch now for calls over their campus networks. For not only is the software free (available from the Apple store here), but the calls will be too: to other iPod touch owners, to customers of Truphone’s Internet telephony service, and to Google Talk users. Other features are planned like calling to normal landlines, calling and IM to Skype and MSN, as well as Facebook and Twitter integration. To make calls the Touch needs a headset and microphone like those for the iPhone or a microphone adaptor (Truphone will also be marketing an adaptor)."
iphone  ipodtouch  applications  voip  touch  mobile  truphone  wireless  wifi  skype  googletalk  im  ios 
december 2008 by robertogreco
Easy Wi-Fi for AT&T | iPhone Central | Macworld
"grab Devicescape’s Easy Wi-Fi for AT&T (iTunes link) and you can cut through the convoluted process lot a hot knife through butter. Simply input your 10-digit AT&T telephone number into the app's preferences, then fire up the application next time you want to jump on an AT&T network; Easy Wi-Fi will take care of the rest for you. Of course, you need to be an AT&T subscriber in order to get free access to the hotspots in the first place, so iPhone owners visiting from outside the U.S. are unfortunately out of luck."
iphone  applications  wifi  at&t  wireless  utilities  ios 
december 2008 by robertogreco
cityofsound: Wi-fi structures and people shapes
"Sensing the wi-fi like this is almost akin to dowsing - detecting the presence of unseen forces - and mimics the sensation of users attempting to discern where the wi-fi signal is strong."
cityofsound  wireless  wifi  3d  visualization  architecture  internet  infographics  data  mapping  design  technology  australia  drawing  libraries  body  posture  bodies 
november 2008 by robertogreco
Air Mouse
"Air Mouse instantly transforms your iPhone or iPod touch into an in air, wireless mouse for your computer! Sit back and surf the web, browse your photo library or control your music player from the comfort of your couch. Air Mouse uses the built in accelerometer to translate your hand motions into mouse movements on your screen. It can also operate as a touchpad, allowing you to control your computer with a single fingertip. Air Mouse is an essential part of any home theater PC and a presenter's best friend."
iphone  applications  remote  wireless  mouse  osx  mac  via:preoccupations  ios 
november 2008 by robertogreco
Avatron Software
"With Air Sharing, you can: * Mount your iPhone or iPod touch as a wireless drive on any Mac, Windows, or Linux computer. * Drag-drop files between your iPhone or iPod touch and your computers. * View documents in many common formats."
applications  ipod  iphone  sharing  bonjour  wireless  ios 
september 2008 by robertogreco
DataCase - iPhone File Server and Viewer
"The iPhone and iPod Touch keep your media close, but what about the rest of your data? DataCase keeps your files close by turning your iPhone or iPod Touch into a hand held wireless drive. Keep your data with you wherever you go and access it when and where you need, on any available computer (Mac, PC, Linux), no upload program or server configuration necessary."
iphone  data  applications  software  mobile  storage  filesharing  wireless  backup  networking  via:preoccupations  ios 
august 2008 by robertogreco
SparkFun Electronics
"This a unique shield for the Arduino platform. This board mates directly with the Arduino USB board and allows the Arduino to wireless communicate over a modified ZigBee protocol using the popular XBee module from Maxstream."
arduino  hardware  wireless  xbee 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Arduino - ArduinoXbeeShield
"The Xbee shield allows an Arduino board to communicate wirelessly using Zigbee. It is based on the Xbee module from MaxStream. The module can communicate up to 100 feet indoors or 300 feet outdoors (with line-of-sight)."
arduino  diy  electronics  xbee  zigbee  tutorial  programming  reference  microcontrollers  wireless  hardware  networks  edg 
july 2008 by robertogreco
(Video DIY) BricoGeek Arduino Wireless POV (Parte 1)
"Aqui os presento mi ultimo DIY. Un POV (Persistence Of Vision) usando una placa compatible Arduino y unos módulos CEBEK (emisor y receptor) de 433MHZ para enviar frases al POV sin cables y directamente por el puerto USB del PC."
arduino  embedded  led  wireless  make  edg  xbee 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven: Ennea
"Ennea records real-life data by looking at social contact and interaction between pupils within a school environment. This is done with mobile-networked objects, which can be carried around by the pupils."
social  children  youth  teens  interaction  personalinformatics  ethanzuckerman  microsoft  finance  mobilephones  behavior  design  socialnetworks  arduino  surveillance  privacy  socialization  schooling  edg  xbee  wireless  microcontrollers 
july 2008 by robertogreco : Wireless
"The objective of this workshop is to familiarise participants with the technologies involved in hardware-centric wireless applications concentrating on Xbee and Arduino Bluetooth more specifically "
arduino  xbee  wireless  bluetooth  microcontrollers 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Arduino Xbee Shield Wireless Module -
"The Arduino Xbee Shield Wireless Module allows an Arduino USB board to communicate wirelessly using a Zigbee Xbee wireless module. It is based on the Xbee module from MaxStream."
arduino  wireless  edg  microcontrollers  xbee 
july 2008 by robertogreco
WorldChanging: Social Lions, Fiscally-Literate Mobile Phones
"set of small, cute, wireless-aware objects that students carried with them for a few weeks. The objects measured interactions between children, timing the interactions each child had, and whether they were with individuals or groups."
social  children  youth  teens  interaction  personalinformatics  ethanzuckerman  microsoft  finance  mobilephones  behavior  design  socialnetworks  arduino  surveillance  privacy  socialization  schooling  edg  xbee  wireless  microcontrollers 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Technology Liberation Front » Archive » The Next Great Technopanic: Wireless Geo-Location / Social Mapping
"likely harm is being greatly over-stated...self-help tools & controls are being completely ignored...if you do choose to purchase or use these services, you must take active steps to share your information to others"
via:preoccupations  children  location  locative  location-based  mapping  privacy  security  tracking  wireless  mobile 
july 2008 by robertogreco
"turns your phone bill into a map of your relationships with friends, colleagues, and customers - your true social network. We show you who called you, whom you need to call, and who never calls back. And since we also keep track of how much you're spendi
personalinformatics  socialnetworking  mobile  phones  statistics  firefox  extension  handheld  mobilecomputing  networking  wireless  economics  datamining 
june 2008 by robertogreco
fring – Make free mobile calls, IM with Skype, MSN Messenger, ICQ, Google Talk™, SIP & Twitter, AIM® & Yahoo!™
"Take all your buddies mobile with fring™, call and chat with them for free and see who’s online before dialling! fring™ is a mobile internet service & community that enables you to access & interact with your social networks on-the-go, make free ca
voip  mobile  skype  free  phones  fring  smartphones  iphone  im  wireless 
april 2008 by robertogreco
MOBIlearn Project - Home
"MOBIlearn is a worldwide European-led research and development project exploring context-sensitive approaches to informal, problem-based and workplace learning by using key advances in mobile technologies."
informallearning  learning  personallearning  mobile  phones  location-based  locative  location  ambient  pervasive  ubicomp  everyware  presentations  mikesharples  games  wireless 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Becta Government & partners - Research - Introduction - Emerging technologies for learning: volume 3 (2008): article summaries
Growing up with Google: what it means to education; Mobile, wireless, connected: information clouds & learning; Location-based & context-aware education: prospects & perils; Emerging trends in serious games and virtual worlds...
future  becta  learning  education  arg  online  google  mobile  phones  wireless  location-based  context-aware  emerging  trends  games  gaming  play  gamechanging 
april 2008 by robertogreco
future frequency: Michael Malone - MediaX
"disturbing trends in corporation...realizes that Virtual Corporation has happened faster than ever imagined...trends: 2nd-3rd billions of mobile phone owners = different breed; global wireless broadband web; entrepreneurial society; new generation"
trends  business  mobile  phones  entrepreneurship  wireless  change  society  world  global  culture  via:cityofsound  autonomy  craft  longtail 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Pew Research Center: Seeding The Cloud: What Mobile Access Means for Usage Patterns and Online Content
"move to cloud computing...shifts power to users as they create & share digital content...Groups that have in past trailed in "traditional" internet access are in better position to shape cyberspace as internet becomes more accessible using wireless devic
cloud  computing  cloudcomputing  games  gaming  internet  trends  mobile  phones  future  pew  research  access  wireless 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Life: a user's manual
"'Life: a user's manual' is a series of public performances and online mappings that examine the hidden stories captured by private wireless CCTV streams and how they intersect with the visible world around us."
art  cameras  sousveillance  surveillance  cctv  cities  culture  mapping  performance  privacy  security  identity  wireless  via:grahamje 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Wireless Urbanism: wireless technology and public space
"By questioning notions of public space practice & generic conditions of urban-ness project will drive towards new typology of architecture & urban space where industry, consumption, & leisure assemble by way of mobile information technology."
architecture  space  urban  mobile  phones  wireless  technology  information 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Mobile Opportunity: Mobile applications, RIP
"business of making native apps for mobile devices is dying, crushed by fragmented market & restrictive business practices...problems so bad mobile web, despite many technical drawbacks, is now better way to deliver new functionality to mobiles"
mobile  phones  applications  web  wireless  programming  computing  iphone  ios 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Black Cloud: Air is a Finite Resource
"Black Cloud curriculum is organized around an Alternate Reality game in which students track down wireless air quality sensors. These sensors are hidden in the students’ neighborhood at environmentally critical locations."
games  education  learning  environment  sustainability  cities  pollution  conservation  sensors  maps  mapping  location-based  wireless  data 
february 2008 by robertogreco Floating a New Idea For Going Wireless
"Jerry Knoblach wants to bring wireless service to millions of rural Americans. His plan: Beam it down from balloons hovering at the edge of space. The Wall Street Journal reports."
rural  connectivity  wireless  internet  online  digitaldivide  balloons 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Hasbro's Room Tech Clock is in kahoots with the Lamp: be afraid - Engadget
"Despite numerous technological advancements in home automation, it's never really seemed to catch on with the mainstream. Now it's time for the children -- our future -- to take things into their own hands"
wireless  alarms  alarmclocks  clocks  light  communication  ubicomp  everyware  automation 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Joiku - JoikuSpot Light Beta
"JoikuSpot is a free mobile software solution that turns Nokia Smartphones to WLAN HotSpots."
n95  mobile  phones  wireless  wifi  freeware  nokia  hotspot 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Nokia - Eco Sensor Concept
"The concept consists of two parts – a wearable sensor unit which can sense and analyze your environment, health, and local weather conditions, and a dedicated mobile phone."
bluetooth  nokia  ubiquitous  ubicomp  sensors  wireless  mobile  phones  energy  environment  recycling  health  green  weather 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Voltaic Systems | Voltaic Backpack, Solar Backpack, Solar Bag
"Silver Orange Green Charcoal The Voltaic solar bags are mobile solar power generators designed to charge virtually all handheld electronics."
apparel  bags  batteries  camping  electric  electricity  energy  environment  gadgets  gear  sustainability  technology  photography  mobile  travel  portable  wearable  wireless  shopping  solar  green  wearables 
february 2008 by robertogreco
TED | Talks | Robin Chase: Getting cars off the road and data into the skies (video)
"rose to fame founding Zipcar, of her smaller ideas...contemplating road-pricing schemes to shake up driving habits, no-fee mesh network as sprawling as Interstate finds answer in few short lines from The Graduate...not plastic"
transportation  politics  travel  energy  wireless  zipcar  carsharing  cars  roadpricing  internet  mesh  networks  opensource  technology  sharing  environment  buses 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Active Antenna - OLPC
"standalone version of the wireless mesh network interface used in the XO laptop. It connects to a host or power source through a 5m (16ft) USB cable. As a mesh networking interface, it both serves as network interface for any host connected through USB a
hardware  Linux  olpc  meshnetworks  wireless 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Ahtisaari: Blogging over Las Vegas: Seven Challenges to our Shared Mobile Future
"7 challenges to our shared mobile future.: 1. Reach 2. Sometimess Off vs. Always On 3. Hackability 4. Social Primitives 5. Openess 6. Simplicity 7. Justice. A public conception of justice for freely forming networks. That could be our shared goal." and this quote from Pakistani master singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: "Throw out the clocks, My lover comes home, Let there be revelry. My lover comes home, Let there be revelry."
ambientintimacy  markoahtisaari  phones  mobile  ideas  futurism  future  design  ubicomp  nokia  mobility  technology  gamechanging  society  usability  wireless  collaboration  simplicity  socialnetworks  software  strategy  complexity  charlesmingus  flexibility  hackability  hacking  openness  open  connectivity  standards  ubiquitous  personalization  networks  freedom  justice  inequality  optimism  slow  cv  socialsoftware 
january 2008 by robertogreco
BBC NEWS | Technology | The invisible computer revolution
"If I had told you ten years ago that by the end of 2007 there would be an international network of wirelessly-connected computers throughout the developing world, you might well have said it wasn't possible."
mobile  phones  africa  education  sms  development  mobility  computing  wireless  connectivity  banking  medicine 
january 2008 by robertogreco
One Laptop per Child (OLPC), Getting Started
"There are three ways to connect to the Internet: • wireless access point (WiFi hotspot); • “School Server” mesh network; or • “simple” mesh network, which lets you collaborate directly with other XOs."
olpc  howto  wireless 
december 2007 by robertogreco
Goodbye Supermodernism |
"new architecture for the 21st century will be less concerned with sensation & affect, less obsessed with either box and blob, and more concerned with new kind of place-making, enabling us to dwell more creatively in both “real” & network space"
architecture  theory  urban  supermodernism  postmodernism  place  design  nonplaces  mobile  phones  presence  ambientintimacy  communication  thirdplaces  wireless  wifi  web  online  internet  kazysvarnelis 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Book Review - Making Things Talk: Practical Methods for Connecting Physical Objects
"Making Things Talk is a cookbook for people who want to connect objects. There are step-by-step explanations, a clear language and plenty of illustrations to make it all simple and approachable but beware! That doesn't mean that anyone can find their way
books  microcontrollers  arduino  networking  networks  wireless  communication  electronics 
november 2007 by robertogreco
CitiTag: a wireless location-based multiplayer city game
"CitiTag is a wireless location-based multiplayer game, designed to enhance spontaneous social interaction and novel experiences in city environments by integrating virtual presence with physical. In the first version of CitiTag you roam the city with a G
psychogeography  play  ubicomp  arg  locative  location-based  location  pervasive  mobile  phones  wireless  physical  games  gaming  gps  urban  wifi 
november 2007 by robertogreco
YouTube - Mob Rules (part 1 of 5)
"Closing keynote of WebDirections South 2007 - an exploration of the future of mobile communications, now that half of humanity has a mobile phone."
markpesce  business  medicine  censorship  communication  internet  mob  mobs  gamechanging  cooperative  community  politics  copyright  distributed  economics  expression  freedom  free  future  revolution  innovation  mesh  mobile  networking  networks  social  wireless  wifi  sms  technology  usability  trends  power  poor  phones  strategy  society  web  online  health  services  credentials  wellness  knowledge  change  reform  chaos  hierarchy  meritocracy  learning 
november 2007 by robertogreco
hyperpeople » Blog Archive » Mob Rules (The Law of Fives)
"ONE: The mob is everywhere. TWO: The mob is faster, smarter and stronger than you are. THREE: Advertising is a form of censorship. FOUR: The mob does not need a business model. FIVE: Make networks happen."
markpesce  business  medicine  censorship  communication  internet  mob  mobs  gamechanging  cooperative  community  politics  copyright  distributed  economics  expression  freedom  free  future  revolution  innovation  mesh  mobile  networking  networks  social  wireless  wifi  sms  technology  usability  trends  power  poor  phones  strategy  society  web  online  health  services  credentials  wellness  knowledge  change  reform  chaos  hierarchy  meritocracy  learning 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Meraki Wireless Network | Affordable Internet Solution | Free WiFi
"Meraki’s mission is to bring affordable Internet access to the next billion people. Meraki’s new approach to wireless networking empowers individuals and groups to bring access to local communities, anywhere in the world."
access  wireless  wifi  mit  mobile  networking  p2p  gamechanging  future  free  collaboration  community  internet  technology  broadband  hardware  mesh 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Study: stores put customer data at risk with poor WiFi security practices
"Be careful of using public wireless hotspots, even if they claim to be secure. There's a good chance they are still vulnerable to hacking and your personal data could be stolen, according to wireless security manufacturer AirDefense."
security  wireless  coworking  online  internet  web 
november 2007 by robertogreco
iGet Mobile, from Nakahara Informatics, Inc.
"iGet Mobile is a personal server application that runs on your Mac, and allows you to easily and securely access your Mac's documents and files from your favorite mobile device."
iphone  ipod  mobile  software  osx  mac  access  remote  wireless 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Nokia - Beta Labs
"to share some of the exciting new ideas that Nokia is working on...rough edges, occasional service breaks, and even scrapped projects...seeing your suggestions come to life...experimental projects, Nokia can't make any guarantees or provide additional he
nokia  mobile  applications  n95  mobility  interface  interaction  free  future  usability  technology  software  wireless  phones  development  communication 
november 2007 by robertogreco
T-Mobile USA Partners with One Laptop per Child To Help Children in the Developing World
"A Complimentary One-year Subscription to T-Mobile® HotSpot Encourages Participation in Give One Get One Program"
olpc  $100  laptops  tmobile  wireless 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Eye-Fi Wireless Camera SD Memory at The Photojojo Store
"Never scrounge around for a USB cable again! Eye-fi is a magical orange SD memory card that will not only store 2GB worth of pictures, it'll upload them to your computer, and to Flickr, Facebook, Picasa (or 14 others) wirelessly, invisibly, automatically
photography  wifi  memory  hardware  gadgets  wireless  cameras  flickr  digital  technology  mobile 
november 2007 by robertogreco
A Wireless Revolution in India
"With young people and others using their phones for texting, e-mail, and Web surfing, it's an increasingly wireless way of life on the Subcontinent"
india  mobile  phones  mobility  internet  web  online  texting  email  wireless  society 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Vodafone Receiver » #19 | Generation Mesh
"For Generation Mesh, Starbucks – as well as independent cafés, parks and other public spaces where it is possible to access the wireless internet – is a vital site for social interaction, professional support, collaboration and, even, community."
wireless  coworking  telecommuting  social  computers  game  public  internet  online  wifi  web  interaction  relationships  society  work  collaboration  community  networks  networking  socialnetworks  socialnetworking  mobile  mobility  neo-nomads  nomads  urban  urbanism  culture  economics  freelance  gamechanging  network  mesh  starbucks 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Geeks without borders. - By Steven Johnson - Slate Magazine
"Go colonizes an entire city for its playing field; L3 colonizes the entire Web. These are games without frontiers."
immersive  mmorpg  mobile  smartmobs  arg  howardrheingold  pervasive  play  phones  games  collaborative  community  wireless  urban  technology  stevenjohnson 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Spark | CBC Radio
"The Warbike turns this wireless network activity into sound. As you cycle the streets, you'll hear the activity of this invisible communications layer that permeates our public spaces. Who knew that so much was going on?"
art  sound  place  wireless  wifi  bikes  music  audio 
october 2007 by robertogreco
BBC NEWS | Technology | Wireless energy promise powers up
"A clean-cut vision of a future freed from the rat's nest of cables needed to power today's electronic gadgets has come one step closer to reality."
electricity  energy  power  wireless  technology  science  physics  emerging  gamechanging  networks  mobile  future  green 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Loki - You Can Get There From Here
"Combining GPS-like location, local search and one-button access to location-based content, Loki is the first web-based application to make the Internet revolve around you. Literally."
gps  googlemaps  directions  geotagging  location  location-based  locative  mapping  maps  search  firefox  wifi  extensions  browser  spatial  tagging  tags  wireless  networks  navigation  findability  geography  geocoding  interactive  mobile  tracking  browsers 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Why have municipal Wi-Fi networks been such a flop? - By Tim Wu - Slate Magazine
"Why municipal wireless networks have been such a flop...Real public infrastructure costs real public money. We already know that, in the real world, if you're not willing to invest in infrastructure, you get what we have: crumbling airports, collapsing b
wireless  utilities  public  us  municipal  cities  money  economics  services  government  policy  politics  broadband  internet 
september 2007 by robertogreco
Panoramic Digital Camera That Can Be Thrown » Yanko Design
"Triops is a robust digital camera which allows the user to experience new perspectives and perceptions and takes the potential of digital photography to a new level. The camera is equipped with three protected fisheye lenses and allows for an active, spo
design  photography  cameras  wireless  play  tools  toys 
september 2007 by robertogreco
MizPee Home
"Do you ever find yourself desperately looking for a clean toilet in the city?"
location  locative  mobile  phones  geotagging  services  sms  texting  travel  wireless  parenting  public  women  toilet  gender 
june 2007 by robertogreco
Mobile Technology: 2012: Online Only Video: The New Yorker
"Younghee Jung leads a multidisciplinary research team at Nokia called “Insight and Innovation.” She talks about what to expect next from your mobile phone, the newest ideas in the pipeline, and the questions that Nokia is asking women."
design  future  futurism  nokia  research  technology  video  women  mobile  phones  culture  japan  korea  etiquette  society  presentations  norms  behavior  customization  personalization  public  world  global  africa  ethnography  interactiondesign  interface  wireless  usability  gender 
may 2007 by robertogreco
Handhelds help turn kids into marine biologists | CNET
"On a clear day in March, a group of 10-year-olds were playing marine scientists from a lookout point in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, at a spot known for its views of humpback whales."
technology  children  schools  learning  handhelds  1to1  laptops  education  science  biology  hawaii  whales  wireless  marine  oceans  teaching  students  1:1 
may 2007 by robertogreco
"HP Labs are moving beyond personal navigation: we are expanding the world around us with a simple tool that builds compelling interactive experiences that you control as you move from place to place."

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may 2007 by robertogreco
Jan Chipchase - Future Perfect: Extreme Personalisation
"working Nokia phones hacked/customised by Mehmet Erkök, industrial design lecturer at İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi's Department of Industrial Product Design"
mobile  phones  nokia  design  hacks  technology  personalization  janchipchase  customization  modding  wow  wireless  unproduct  prototyping 
may 2007 by robertogreco
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