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Located over 1,800 miles away from the nearest continent, Hawaii is the most remote island chain in the world. And yet thanks to the internet, people in Hawaii are more connected to the outside world than ever before. But have you ever stopped to think about how it is that people in Hawaii are able to access the internet? How is it that someone in Hawaii is able to do a video conference call or post a photo to social media despite being in the middle of the Pacific Ocean? What about the future of Hawaii's internet infrastructure? We address all these questions and more on this episode of Transmissions from Hawaii.Guests & Links
- BrennonMorioka (Dean of the University of Hawaii College of Engineering)
- University of Hawaii College of Engineering Website
- Dr. Norman Abramson passed away in December of 2020. You can read more about him, his accomplishments and ALOHAnet in the article below.
- Brandon Makaawaawa (Deputy Head of State of the Nation of Hawaii)
- Nicole Starosielski (Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University)
- Burt Lum (Strategy Officer for the Hawaii Broadband Initiative at the State of Hawaii, Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism)
- Kuana Torres Kahele - Kaneohe
- Special thanks to Kuana Torres Kahele and Jon Yamasato of the HI*Sessions project for allowing us to use this song.
- Hawaii SHIP
- Editing and sound design: Tony Vega
- Transcript: Milabeats.go
- Transmissions from Hawaii logo: fikrihidajat (Based on concept sketch by Tony Vega)
- Featured image: Original artwork by Sergio Garzon. Sergio is an artist living in Hawaii. To see more of his work, follow him on Instagram @sergiogarzon).
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You can find a full transcript of this episode here.