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Antenna installation at Haus des Lehrers, 2003, image courtesy Freifunk
The Rise of the Network Commons, a book project under development, by Armin Medosch, supported by EU project Confine.
The Rise of the Network Commons is the working title of a new book which I am currently writing. It returns to the topos of the wireless commons on which I worked during the early 2000s. In this new version, combining original research from my German book Freie Netze (2004) and new research conducted in the context of the EU funded project Confine, the exciting world of wireless community network projects such as Guifi.net and Freifunk, Berlin, gets interspersed with philosophical reflections on the relationship between technology, art, politics and history.