A Decade of Digital Justice
In an interview with Urban Omnibus, Greta Byrum, Director of Community Tech New York, looks upon her own history of building community through reimagining relationships with technology. Greta shares how her initial interest in exploring the potential for local radio to support communities in times of crisis led her to aiding neighborhoods in New York and Detroit to localize control of their own decentralized internet and how those efforts became transformative during disasters like Superstorm Sandy or the ongoing pandemic we find ourselves in today. Though COVID19 does present obstacles for the communal part of community tech, Greta’s focus on performing her work “con cariño” still allows amazing adoptions of resilient technology to sprout from grassroots efforts. Listen as she shares some of the projects that make her work worth it, especially in moments of shared struggle.