Free Radio and Community Networks

  • ©ISEA2006: 13th International Symposium on Electronic Art, Chris Byrne, Free Radio and Community Networks


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  • Free Radio and Community Networks



  • In this poster I aim to reconsider the role of radio broadcasting on a local level, and examine the interesting revival in this ‘secondary’ medium as a tool for community awareness and creative expression. Community radio broadcasting as a movement for social empowerment is undergoing transformation and expansion. Grassroots wireless digital networks are enabling localised sharing of bandwidth and services. This poster will explore these phenomena, looking at examples of projects, comparing and contrasting approaches and positions, and analysing issues.