Building Local Autonomy Networks
Local Autonomy Networks (Autonets) is an artivist project focused on creating networks of communication to increase community autonomy and reduce violence against women, LGBTQI people (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning and Intersex), people of color and other groups who continue to survive violence on a daily basis. The networks are both on- and offline, including handmade wearable electronic fashion and face-to-face agreements between people. The networks are being established through a series of workshops, performances, presentations and discussions at art, activist and academic venues in the Americas and Europe. The project was initiated by Micha Cárdenas and is rapidly expanding into an ecology of networks involving many artists, hackers and activists.
Participants learn the basics of wearable electronics with Arduino, an open-source, single-board microcontroller and how to make their own sensors out of conductive thread and fabric. Additionally, participants are briefly introduced to the ways that Xbee transmitters can be used to make mesh networks. These technologies are the basis of Autonets.
More info: www.autonets.org
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