2004-08-02 DANIEL GARCIA ANDUJAR (Spain)
is a media artist, activist, inventor and constructor. He is dealing with misuse of technologies and looking for possibilities to adjust technologies to society. Since the year 1996 he has been developing the project entitled Technologies To The PeopleŽ (TTTP), which has led to further developments, both in the net and with physical media (exhibitions, installations, CD-ROMs).


Individual-Citizen Republic Project

Is it possible to extend citizens' individual abilities using the new information and communication technologies? Could this extended citizen ability evolve towards a new concept of citizenship whose opinions and initiatives are echoed in political, economic, cultural and social processes? INDIVIDUAL-CITIZEN REPUBLIC PROJECT is a work in progress based on the idea of building and exploring a social prototype of an autonomous citizen that promotes, uses and develops resources obtained from public information sources. This process takes shape in space as a platform, understood as a cooperative space, enabling the work done to be shared through workshops, actions and other instruments, opening up a vast range of possibilities for collective intervention and participation. This platform uses and develops technologies such as freeware and open source software, giving a greater degree of independence and autonomy and enabling the rest of society to visualise resources obtained collectively. Facilitating access to technology is one of the founding commitments of Technologies to the People. In keeping with this, we have created the INDIVIDUAL-CITIZEN REPUBLIC PROJECT workshop to coincide with RAM6.

RAM6 Wireless is a metropolitan area with free wireless connection in Vilnius and has unprecedented coverage of the RAM6 area. RAM6 Wireless is not an ISP, nor is it a company that sets up networks. RAM6 Wireless is a community infrastructure with its own access nodes for constructing a metropolitan network in which we can share resources and have an outlet to the Internet. There are, therefore, no connection rates, no fees, flat or otherwise, and no commercial relations. To set up a node, an antenna (omni or bi-directional) that operates on the 2.4 GHz band -common use for which no licence is required- is necessary. We have installed such an antenna at the CAC. It is here that we have set up our AccessPoint. Many manufacturers offer hardware solutions to achieve this, but we prefer to do it using an everyday second-hand PC with GNU/Linux, which will act as the wireless hub and router, given that clients will connect to it and it is from here that IP traffic will be directed to its destination. Lastly, you need an 802-11b wireless network card that meets Wi-Fi certification standards. Users who want to connect to this network need nothing more than a network card of the characteristics mentioned above.

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