Jenny’s mission is to work alongside existing and emerging organizations to build human and communications infrastructure, connecting grassroots communities and global initiatives rooted in the shared struggle to reclaim the commons, create public spheres through the cultivation of open spaces, and enable direct democracy through principles of federation and open source or Read/Write culture.
Current projects focus around building a community-owned mesh network in the East Bay [The People’s Open Network/Sudo Mesh], helping to organize an emerging Oakland hackerspace (Sudo Room), designing a decentralized platform for coordinating objects, projects and people [Mycelia], and related efforts to map out and coordinate collaborative spaces and cooperative economies.
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This panel highlights the work of a few folks representing part of a broad, international movement consisting of network engineers, community change makers, researchers, architects, and thinkers who are building decentralized and autonomous communications infrastructure. We know that the Internet is deeply broken, and we are rebuilding, from the inside out. We mitigate the ills of interception and interference on the net by facilitating networks that are owned, operated, and governed by the people that use them.
|Jenny Ryan, Mitar Milutinovic, Marc Juul, Russell Senior|