Initial Modules + Units
Initial Modules + Units
Booklet Overview
Booklet Overview
Commotion Construction Kit
Game Board Example
Commotion Construction Kit
Game Board Example
Commotion Construction Kit in Dharamshala, India
Commotion Construction Kit in Dharamshala, India

Commotion is an open, yet secure, circumvention tool to create decentralized mesh networks. We collaboratively developed the tool with The New America Foundation’s Open Technology Initiative and other partners.

The Commotion field team has been working with community wireless organizers around the globe to test the software and explore effective planning methods. We worked with the field team to develop a set of educational units and modules called the Commotion Construction Kit that helps people plan and build decentralized wireless networks. Our print materials include games, sample surveys, reproducible flyers, and easy-to-use instructions designed under a simple and cohesive visual identity. These modules will be used in community teaching environments around the world. The first international use of the kit was in Dharamshala, India.

Download a few of the phase one training modules:

Design Your Network: Every Network Tells a Story

Gather Tools and Wireless Equipment

The kit is designed as a "choose-your-own-adventure"
The kit is designed as a "choose-your-own-adventure"
Commotion Construction Kit Use case
Commotion Construction Kit Use case
Commotion Construction Kit Illustration
tool illustration
Commotion Construction Kit Use case
Commotion Construction Kit Use case

Services Provided:

  • Visual Design
  • Communication Strategy
  • Participatory Design