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  • Director, Karl Anderson.
  • Developers, Karl Anderson, Tishbite, J. Plumb.
  • Operations, Karl Anderson.
  • Hygiene and Sanitation, M. Lippincott.
  • Operators, Karl Anderson, Tishbite, xnor, B. M, M. Lippincott, A. Frankenstein, M. Hansen, Anonymous, Anonymous.
  • Physical Plant, B. Casey, M. Casey, M. Lippincott, R. Senior, S., Sebastian Noack, J. Mejia, J. Plumb.
  • Troubleshooter, Ry4an B.
  • Production, J. Plumb, xnor.
  • Design, D. Wager.
  • Art, D. Wager, B. Thunderblood, Fiona Bearclaw, Lance E. Pants.
  • Media, J. Mejia, B. Richardson.


Thanks to our public telephone hosts G. Upshaw, xnor, M. Hansen, Daniels Memorial, Lesley Harper, Landline Creative, Saluthaus, Sebastian Noack, Open Signal, and J. Mejia.

Futel’s 2020 operations are funded in part by the Regional Arts and Culture Council.

Futel’s 2018 and 2019 operations are funded in part by Nelson.

Thanks to PDX Hackerspace, Dug Song, Russell Senior, Snaptortoise, the Precipice Fund, Calligram Foundation, and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Awesome Ann Arbor, Awesome Portland, the Impact Corps Program,Hobotech, the Personal Telco Project, Free Geek Portland, ToorCamp, Sharita Towne, Drew at MOHDI, B. Davis, and B-Line Urban Delivery for their support. Thanks to everyone who has donated time, money, expertise, and materials.