In reaction to the opaque systems revealed to be at play online, artists, engineers and designers have been progressively exploring new ways to hand control back to web users. With this need for independence growing out of initiatives such as the Self-hosted and Internet-independent movements, Superglue provides users with the option for creating and hosting your own website from home.
Created during the Fall 2012 Residency season at Eyebeam, Subnodes (http://subnod.es/) is an open source initiative designed to streamline the process of setting up a Raspberry Pi as a wireless access point for distributing content and taking part in shared digital experiences. The device behaves as a web server, creating its own local area network, and does not connect with the internet. This is key for the sake of offering a space where people can communicate anonymously and freely, as well as maximizing the portability of the network (no dependability on an internet connection means the device can be taken and remain active anywhere).
This course will show you how to set up your Raspberry Pi as a web server and wireless access point. We will also cover how to create a local area network with a captive portal for directing users to your web app.