And If We Ran Our Own Networks?

October 24, 2015-October 25, 2015 At NYU-Polytechnic School of Engineering

Join us at Radical Networks for two days of speakers, panels and workshops designed to introduce the community to DIY networking. Learn how to create your own offline networks, portable web servers, mesh networks or internet gateways in hands on workshops. Attend panels where you can discuss your visions for how a localized network could support your school, your community, or your cause. Listen to speakers talk about the future of computer networks and why it’s important to understand how networks work in this age of hyper-connectivity.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE. *Please note that general ticket does not include all workshops.

From mass surveillance to the over-commercialization of the Internet, the technology that we depend upon for community and connection is being compromised. The recent accessibility of networking technology through devices such as the Raspberry Pi and software such as BATMAN Adv has made it affordable and possible for everyday citizens to learn how to design their own web servers and networks.

GOALS

  • To understand how the technology can be used as a method of control and how to subvert that.
  • Teach people how to use networking technology for themselves.
  • Encourage creative and social exploration with computer networks.

IDEALS

  • Promoting free and open networks built with free and open hardware and software.
  • Decentralizing the control of where networks exist and what and whom are served by them.
  • Maintaining control of our own content, hardware, and means of deployment.
  • Community and free expression first.

For more information about the event, speakers, and schedules, please click here