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

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Do-it-yourself antennas for Community Networks

For people around the world planning or building wireless networks, the cost and accessibility of the equipment can often be a challenge.


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Net Neutrality/Red Hook

Tony Schloss (Red Hook Initiative) and Andy Gunn (Open Technology Institute) discuss net neutrality.


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Mesh Bukavu – Designing a network from scratch

In an area where Internet connections are not always stable and available, a mesh network can help the local community to find news and info


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Community Networks for Resilience

Community broadband networks are looking like a possible solution to the limiting of choices and rising costs.


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The 2014 Allied Media Conference MagicNet: Third Time’s the Charm

At the 2014 Allied Media Conference, the Open Technology Institute partnered with the Detroit Digital Stewards to construct the conference-w


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Commotion Wireless as a Community Technology: Lessons from Community Technologists in India and Nepal

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Commotion Wireless As A Community Technology

OTI gathered innovative community technologists and organizers from India and Nepal for the first international Commotion workshop.


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OTI seeks partners for resilience project in New York City

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OTI seeks partners for resilience project in New York City

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Case Study: Mesh Sayada

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Building Pop-up Mesh Networks

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Commotion Field Test: Pop-up mesh network, downtown Washington, DC