Archive for March, 2008

‘Happy hacking’ ended for WiFi nodes

Monday, March 24th, 2008

Virishi wrote an interesting post about Meraki, the company that commercialized MIT’s roofnet technology. Back in October, I wrote about Vancouver’s Free The Net initiative, which is fueled by the idea that neighbourhoods can connect up and to the internet for free. With mesh networking, the need for base stations is eliminated as short P2P […]

Recontructing biotechnologies: Critical social analyses

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

I just read the galley proof of my first book chapter. The book, Reconstructing biotechnologies: Critical social analyses, is due out in April. My chapter is the result of one of my open source experiments, and more proof (to me) that keeping things open, rather than closing them down, is more productive, more socially useful. […]

Open Web Vancouver

Monday, March 10th, 2008

I will be giving a talk at Open Web Vancouver 2008 that works out one of the strands of my thesis dealing with open source as method of knowledge production, with a focus on the academy. This will be fun and a bit nerve wracking, as the audience will be the most hardcore geek (straight […]