Valparaiso Mesh

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Thanks Armin to give me an space here. My name is Ignacio Nieto and with some friends Mauricio Roman, Elektra and Daniel TIrado start to build a second version of the Valpo Mesh, a network re-build on the city of Valparaiso, up on the hills where were a fire burn part of the city on April 2014. Im curiuos with the idea of the network used on a neighborhood full of needs, starting from water. The rebuild of the network will be detail documented by texts and images and probably with a qualitive research will be done.

The Social Technologies of the Network Commons (Freifunk 2, draft)

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The social technologies of the wireless community network are technologies specifically developed to support social goals, such as community networking. Typically, new technologes are developed by large firms or the state. The achievements of wireless community networks demonstrate that there is an alternative, community based innovations. This chapter presents the genealogy of some of the key technologies needed for wireless community networking and discusses their social content.

Fly Freifunk Fly! (Chapter 2, part 2, draft)

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The Copenhagen Interpolation had induced confidence into the very small number of participants, including a delegation of three from Berlin. In Berlin, the Domain Freifunk.net was registered in January 2003. The name was coined by Monic Meisel and Ingo Rau over a glass of red wine. Their initial impulse, according to Monic Meisel, was to create a website to spread the idea and make the diverse communities that already existed visible to each other. They wanted a domain name that should be easily understood, a catchy phrase that transported the idea.

Consume the Net: The Internationalisation of an Idea (chapter 2, part 1, draft)

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Wireless Community Networkers

This chapter starts out with a summary of the achievements of Consume.net, London and then traces the development of this idea, how it was spread, picked up, transformed by communities in Germany, Denmark and Austria. The internationalisation of the free network project also saw significant innovations and contributions, developing a richer and more sustainable version of the network commons through groups such as Freifunk.

Die post-anthropologische Kondition? (Ankündigung)

Immer mehr Bereiche der menschlichen Kultur werden von technologischen Entwicklungen erfasst, die man der Automatisierung zurechnen kann. Die Technowissenschaften haben ein Niveau erreicht, das es ihnen ermöglicht, Natur nicht nur zu erforschen oder zu verstehen, sondern aktiv zu gestalten. Der Salon Technopolitics macht die post-anthropologische Kondition zum Thema, im Rahmen von Vienna Open.

Technopolitics

This is a page for the permanent presentation of Technopolitics content.

[English version to follow soon]

Technopolitics ist der Titel eines ursprünglich gemeinsam von Armin Medosch und Brian Holmes entwickelten Projekts zur Erforschung und Vermittlung von Paradigmenwechseln in Kunst, Technologie und Gesellschaft. Seit 2011 hat sich daraus ein Kreis in Wien gebildet, der sich regelmäßig zu Vortrags- und Diskussionsabenden trifft. Im Zentrum steht die Beschäftigung mit techno-ökonomischen und -politischen Paradigmen, deren Entstehen und Dynamik. Dabei geht es nicht um Paradigmen als Selbstzweck, sondern als Weg, um miteinander verbundene soziale, ökonomische, technische und künstlerische Prozesse untersuchen zu können. Sie finden auf dieser Seite eine Timeline Technopolitics mit assoziierten Links und Medien.

Draft: Farewell to GroundZero

Since 2001 free2air has provided open community network access in east end London, nestled in the Regents Canal borderlands of Bethnal Green and Hackney.

With a move to Berlin, this September marks the decomissioning of the last remaining host node of East End Net - GroundZero.

GroundZero sported a billard cue sized omnidirectional antenna mounted on the chimney post of a home office above a Hackney Road shop outside a busy bus stop.

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