DSI Affiliate Faculty Cyrus Penarroyo was recently quoted in the Detroit News as the principal investigator on Taubman's digital divide project. Discussing potential futures for building Detroit's technological infrastructure, he says: "My hope is that Director Burkette and the City of Detroit are collaborating with people who are thinking critically about digital infrastructure in our cities (for example, grassroots organizers, activists, environmentalists, scholars, maintenance workers and technicians, and even some architects) because maybe there are models of equitable high-speed internet service provision that we haven't yet tested. I think we, collectively, need to be asking ourselves: 'What is the relationship that we want to have with digital technology moving forward, and how might internet access support our needs and aspirations as a community?' "

Read the full story in the Detroit News here.