Category Archives: Technology

Open Invitation to the Follow-up Meeting of the eBlack C-U Campus-Community Symposium

The eBlack CU Symposium was a great success, with over 180 people attending or all part of the event. The full record of the Symposium is available online for anyone to access at: We need to do more to … Continue reading

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Volunteers Bring Open WiFi Network to Detroit

On December 8, volunteers Brian Duggan and Chris Ritzo of CuWin (Community Wireless) and the UCIMC Tech working group traveled to Detroit, MI to help build a community mesh wireless network. In four days, Duggan and Ritzo and members of … Continue reading

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eBlack Symposium Builds Connections Between Campus and Community

ALTHOUGH WE WERE TOLD “SYMPOSIA” and “conferences” were too academic in nature—the eBlackChampaign- Urbana project team stood by the knowledge that community groups have conferences all the time (Canaan Baptist Church held two in the past year; Glory Center International … Continue reading

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eBlack Project: Online and In The Community

The history of African-Americans in Champaign-Urbana has gone virtual! A new project, called eBlackChampaign- Urbana, is working to bring together the documentation of this important history online to find new ways to celebrate, remember and use it into the present … Continue reading

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Makerspace Urbana Brings Tech Knowledge to UC-IMC

An unusual group for Urbana-Champaign has begun meeting at the IMC recently. They plan to forge a new model for creating and democratizing technology within the community. Urbana-Champaign has been fortunate to have community groups and workshops capable of teaching … Continue reading

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Announcing the IMC Computer Help Desk

The Urbana-Champaign community has had a deficit of realistic personal computer support options since Prairienet faded away. The existing options for computer support in Urbana- Champaign are limited to Best Buy’s Geek Squad, two or three local businesses and UIUC’s … Continue reading

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