Andy Gunn

As a former program fellow with the Resilient Communities Project and Open Technology Institute at New America, Andy Gunn partnered with communities to build and govern their own digital communications using the principles of Community Technology. 

During his time as Senior Field Engineer at the Open Technology Institute, Andy worked on the Community SEED Grants project, which provided funding assistance and technical support to 11 community-controlled infrastructure projects in 10 countries. Prior to that he co-developed and piloted the “Digital Stewardship” approach to community technology with partners in Detroit and Brooklyn. He also co-developed a large suite of documentation and training tools for community wireless networks - the Commotion Construction Kit.

Before joining New America, Andy worked in public and community radio as station engineering staff at WAMU 88.5 FM and as a technical and training coordinator for Prometheus Radio Project. He continues to provide engineering consultation for community radio groups to design and build local stations to provide a voice for their neighborhoods. He is currently on the Board of Directors for free103point9, a transmission and new media arts organization in New York State. Andy has a Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering from Columbia University in the City of New York.

All Work

RESILIENT COMMUNITIES
Connecting Communities for Regional Resilience

A report on the discovery and pre-planning process for networked resilient communications infrastructure in the Silicon Valley region.


RESILIENT COMMUNITIES
Announcing our New Report: "Connecting Communities for Regional Resilience: A Case Study of the Silicon Valley Region"

RESILIENT COMMUNITIES
Yesterday’s Internet Isn’t Good Enough for Tomorrow’s Cities

The Resilient Communities program was profiled in a Next City article.


RESILIENT COMMUNITIES
New America’s Resilient Communities Program Announces Community Partners for RISE : NYC

New America’s Resilient Communities is thrilled to announce its partnership with six community anchor organizations.


RESILIENT COMMUNITIES
Resilient Networks for RISE : NYC Takes Off

The Resilient Communities program and New York City Economic Development Corporation kicked off their “Resilient Networks” partnership.


RESILIENT COMMUNITIES
Resilient Communities Supports Future-Proofed, Resilient Communications in Recent Comments to HUD and FCC

RESILIENT COMMUNITIES
Principles of the Resilient Communities Program

The Mission of New America's Resilient Communities goes beyond assisting in times of disaster or crisis.


RESILIENT COMMUNITIES
Don't Panic - Organize!

New America’s Resilient Communities team led a workshop on community-led resilience planning.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Community Technology Retrospective: 2015 Seed Grants

At the end of 2014, the Open Technology Institute & the Detroit Community Technology Project initiated the Community Technology Partnership.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
COMMUNITY TECHNOLOGY NETWORK GATHERING AT THE 2015 ALLIED MEDIA CONFERENCE

On June 18th, 2015, at the 17th annual Allied Media Conference, over 90 people attended the first ever Community Technology Network Gatherin


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE and RESILIENT COMMUNITIES
Building Cohesive Neighborhoods by Sharing Broadband

A guide to cooperative broadband infrastructure sharing for catalytic, equitable, place-based development


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
New Digital Stewards Program Developing Community Networks in Chicago

The Open Technology Institute is pleased to support the efforts of the Woodlawn Broadband Expansion Partnership to bring gigabit connectivit