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Saturday, July 20 • 1:00pm - 1:10pm
⚡️Lightning Talk: Anthillhacks - A Location Inclusive Fair

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Anthill is a metaphor for the world of structure and complexity that exists just beneath the surface of everything around us.

Imagine groups of people from different domains living together for a period of time... the location itself brings about an intermingling of thought-systems that would not have interacted otherwise. This inspires collaborations giving birth to eye-opening new productions and curation of existing narratives and annotations of real world objects at the location.

A deployment of a decentralized annotated WiFi-mesh with servers and services help annotate the anthill. Such an annotated anthill is inclusive and navigable by all. Anthillhacks is a week long event near Bangalore, India that explores content creation and dissemination for all participants - from techies to low-literate villagers.

What will You learn?
The talk brings relevance of a number of technologies to a context where there is a huge diversity of literacy and explores inclusive approaches of content creation during and after the event. We hope this talk provides a peek of the issues on the other side of world.

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Dinesh, as part of Janastu and Servelots groups, has been exploring tech engagements for "Indian/South needs" through a rural research lab (iruway.janastu.org) set up near Bangalore. Research activities have been generally oriented towards Web content accessibility issues for the low-literate users. Decentralized local mesh networks, indigenous archives, and Web Annotation tools frame the context of activity.A community radio on the mesh... Read More →

Saturday July 20, 2019 1:00pm - 1:10pm PDT
Lightning Salon Universal Access Hall

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