Freenet

Freenet is an interaction design project that creates a viral information network solution for situations where a country would be in rebellion or communication infra structure is disabled (like in the case of the “Arab Spring”). If mobile networks or the internet are shut down, FreeNet would be able to make social networks and data communication continue functioning by using viral hubs (XBee® 802.15.4 wireless technology). These FreeNet viral hubs are portable, small and easy to hide. They replicate / distribute / update social media data, as long as people using them connect within kilometers from each other, sustaining communication infra structure.

Focus: Critical Design, User Experience, Social Media  
Tech: Arduino, XBee® 802.15.4, HTML5

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