along these lines: Adam Rothstein on “rhizomatic mesh networks” and post-structural technological fantasies
The mesh network vision is of a rhizomatic network that is local, horizontal, self-healing, non-hierarchical, and scalable. Philosophically, its kung fu is perfect—bending like a reed in the wind against any foe, whether deployed by Occupy, by Egyptian revolutionaries, against censorship, war, flooding, poverty, or ISPs. In language, it is everything we expect from the future, the fantasy of certain post-structural technological desires.
—Adam Rothstein, Rhizome.org
Wired.com on the promise of mesh networks (with an explanation of what they are)
Wikipedia’s guide to building a rural wireless mesh network (PDF)
The Future of Mesh Networks: Ben Valentine interviews artist and programmer Dan Pfiffer on “a growing group of activists, technologists, and artists seeking to build alternative models for community that are focused on serving their users,” for Art21