At our last “NYCwireless”:2 meeting, Michael Lewis, Executive Director of “Wireless Harlem”:1 gave a talk about the work he and his team have been doing to bring a form of community developed and supported ubiquitous wireless to Harlem.
His talk was fascinating, and we spoke at length afterwards in our Q&A about some of the more interesting details, especially about how New Yorkers really need to talk things into their own hands and build affordable, ubiquitous wireless themselves, since our administration doesn’t seem to be doing much to pursue this idea.
NYCwireless and Wireless Harlem are working together–we’re going to be helping bring both public space (read parks) Wi-Fi, and help with some of the community outreach. Its very exciting seeing how energized this part of New York City has become about wireless!
“Michael Lewis on the Wireless Harlem Initiative PodCast”:4 (m4a, 23MB)
“Michael’s presentation”:3 is also available (PDF).