Category: Understanding Networks

Understanding Mesh Networks

I produced this video on mesh networks along with my classmate Sean McIntyre as the final project for Tom Igoe’s Understanding Networks class.

We interviewed Tony Schloss, Media Programs Coordinator at the Red Hook Initiative, and Jonathan Baldwin, Field Analyst with the Open Technology Institute, about the mesh network that has been built in Red Hook, Brooklyn. This network received greater attention after Hurricane Sandy left Red Hook largely without internet access in the Fall of 2012. They were able to expand their network during the recovery and provide greater assistance to the community.

Take a look!