Iffy Books | 319 N. 11th St. #2I, PHL
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Mike’s Networks of Philly talk is postponed until further notice. Sorry about that! We’ll let you know when we schedule a new date.
Instead, on Saturday at 2 p.m. we’ll host a LoRa (long-range radio) meetup. Bring a LoRa device if you have one, borrow one of our loaners, or buy your own for for $25.
On Saturday, July 23 at 2 pm, Mike Dank will give a presentation on the hidden internet infrastructure that surrounds us in Philly. We’ll also have copies of Mike’s new zine, LoRa + Meshtastic: Encrypted messaging from your phone without the internet. Hope to see you there!
Philadelphia’s network infrastructure is messy, clumsy, and often unseen by the general public. Wandering the streets, you may get a vague understanding of what’s going on—a manhole cover sits unassumingly on the crosswalk, or maybe a mysterious box with an antenna sits high upon a wall in a back alley, humming into the night. Under your feet and above your eye line, data is soaring by through brightly-lit fiber cable and ethereal radio transmission. The city is alive, but few may ever under stand to what extent.