Room1 | reboot11
Building a new Internet
Unleash the power of your neighborhood!
Make communication easy, free and fun and you activate the hidden potential of an otherwise untapped highly fragmented resource.
An infrastucture not owned by it's users and content providers is one of the main impediments in creating something that is free both in charge and in content. While the technological foundations for moving away from centralized infrastructural oligopolies are out there, no one has succeded in delivering a package that could be described as a no-hassle, zero-configuration, instantly-gratifying solution. And this is exactly what protonet aims to do.
-- As this reboot is about action, we believe it's time to take action and take back our rights: our right to speak our minds, our right to communicate with each other, to organize, to do commerce, freely - as we the people deem it right. What better way than owning our own infrastructure? --
We are using newest wifi-meshing methods, coupled with some p2p vpn magic to create a whole new infrastructure. We take Ideas from freifunk, open-wrt, freenet and many other projects and are custom tailoring a solution (one complete, and awesomely looking box) with just one button to push that instantly connects you to your neighborhood.
In this session you'll learn more about why we thought such a move was absolutely necessary, what effects communicating with your neighbors could have on street parties and neighborhood feuds and show you a vision of a future society where the communication we envision has become part of everyday life.
Also I'll tell you about how just an idea turned into a real touchable thing and how through many iterations this thing actually turned out to be pretty awesome.