In this article, Golda Arthur speaks about the challenges of residents in poverty having little or no access to the internet. This article shows how important the internet is to a community with little access.
Video of the Red Hook Regatta
A short film on the starting processes of the Regatta up until the day of the event.
Credits: BRIC TV
In this article, New York Today speaks about the Red Hook Regatta, speaking on what the event’s purpose is and how young adults from the RHI Digital Stewards uses “Technology to teach nontech things”(David Sheinkopf September 17, 2015).
In this article, Maya Wiley, Current Chief Counsel for the Mayor of New York, discusses Red Hook WIFI and how community network and training and employment programs like ours help to bridge the digital divide and provide necessary communication and resiliency during emergencies
Nationswell created this video profiling Robert Smith, a former Digital Steward and current Digital Stewards Program Assistant/WIFI System Administrator. The Director of Community Initiatives and Technology Trainer are also featured in the video, completing the picture of Robert and his work with the program.
Noam Cohen describes Red Hook WIFI’s work and it’s impact on community members and the Digital Stewards. This article shows how our work with technology is addressing the needs of a community, as apposed to commercial, global or personal concerns.
This article connects RHI’s work to other communities building mesh networks, and explains how local, community led networks can address issues of privacy, security, and resiliency.
Another video, more technical in nature but also featuring on of our young adults, that describes how our mesh network works and the benefits of its design.
One of the earliest press examples, this blog post discussed the very early work of the network, beginning with experimentation by RHI staff supported by various collaborators, developed through community engagement, and finally the initiation of the Digital Stewards program with support from the New York City Workforce Development program. This case study was published in the most recent edition of Wireless Networking in the Developing World.
This article discusses the infrastructure of Red Hook WiFi and how it all began. It also shows a map with nodes from around the network.
Becky Kazansky discusses what happened during Hurricane Sandy and how Red Hook WiFi was able to stay online to keep residents connected and also how the Red Hook Initiative helped the residents of Red Hook.
David Lumb talks Red Hook WiFi, The Stewards, and New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute (OTI) and how they came together to build the network.
Nancy Scola gives some insight on the beginnings of Red Hook WiFi and the Digital Stewards Program.
This short article talks about the Digital Stewards and some of the skills they’ve obtained working on Red Hook WiFi.
“Initially we were very focused on access, now we’re thinking a lot more about how we can provide services; it’s not just the Internet.”
“The reality is that the exact same technology that protects human rights workers and democracy advocates overseas is going to be incredibly useful for preventing domestic snooping.”