Mesh Networks

for

Artists Spaces

24 Feb 2017

RB [rachel boyce] ... rfboyce@gmail.com ... @roastbeest

What

do you do
on the internet?

How the
internet
works

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d2/Internet_map_1024.jpg

http://wifinotes.com/computer-networks1/network%20topology_clip_image001_0000.gif

https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/t/3-layer-hierarchical-network-diagram-29007886.jpg

http://www.cisco.com/c/dam/r/en/us/internet-of-everything-ioe/iac/assets/images/data-center/share-fb-google.jpg

https://ve2cuy.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/detail-datacenter-2014-07-31x1080.png

How
Mesh Networks work

http://www.conceptdraw.com/How-To-Guide/picture/Common-network-topologies.png

https://nycmesh.net/map/

https://twitter.com/nycmesh

Network

Art

work

Dead Drops

Offline locative file sharing.

 

Free, public digital space.

https://deaddrops.com/dead-drops/manifesto/

DIY Cloud Storage

Online locative file sharing.

  • Raspberry Pi connected to a Wifi router
  • Locally available on the network
  • Physically present in the space

 

http://www.the-diy-life.com/build-your-own-raspberry-pi-cloud-storage/

https://i1.wp.com/www.the-diy-life.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/12349790094_8fc77fb810_o.jpg

occupy.here

A localized chat service.

  • Portable Wifi router 
  • Plug-and-play virtual space
  • Web app forum
  • LAN protocol

 

 

 

http://occupyhere.org/

Firechat

A localized chat service.

  • Native mobile app
  • Chat without internet or cell reception
  • Meshkit protocol

 

 

https://www.opengarden.com/firechat.html

http://breizh-entropy.org/~nameless/random/img/blucat-connexion-3.png

Sigil Pro

A localized drawing app.

  • Web app
  • Script runs in-browser
  • Hosted on any webserver
  • Deployed via a NYC mesh router

 

https://github.com/arebe/sigilpro

 

http://slides.com/arebe/protective-rituals

Artists

Space

network

Use cases

  • Point-to-point real-time communication
  • Localized interactive media
  • Localized archived media
  • ISP alternative
  • File Sharing

Design Exercise

  • What do you want to build?
  • How does this reflect the mission of Artists Space?
  • What idea(s) is central?
    • FLOSS 
    • Locative media
    • Non-hierarchical infrastructure

Demos

occupy.here

  • Open mobile device Wifi settings
  • Connect to OCCUPY.HERE 
  • Confirm "Sign in to Wifi network"
  • Open Chrome
  • Read & post messages

Firechat

  • Install Firechat by Open Garden via App store
  • Sign up for an account
  • Enable Wifi and Bluetooth
  • Enable Firechat connection
  • Go to chatroom: #mesh4artists
  • firech.at/mesh4artists

Sigil Pro

  • Disable Auto-rotate
  • Connect to nycmesh Wifi
  • Open a web browser and navigate to:
    • sigilpro.mesh:8000

Mesh networks for artists spaces

By arebe

Mesh networks for artists spaces

Presentation for Artists Space in NYC 24 Feb 2017

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