A hackerspace (hackspace, hacklab, makerspace or creative space) is a location where people with common interests in technology, science or digital or electronic art can meet, socialise and/or collaborate.
Every once in a while, I am asked what I “make.” A hack day might require it, or a conference might ask me to describe “what I make” so it can go on my name tag.
I’m always uncomfortable with it. I’m uncomfortable with any culture that encourages you take on an entire identity, rather than to express a facet of your own identity ("maker," rather than "someone who makes things"). But I have much deeper concerns.
An identity built around making things—of being “a maker”—pervades technology culture. There’s a widespread idea that “People who make things are simply different [read: better] than those who don’t.” ....
Parkersburg News Builders Group gets to use 3D printer Parkersburg News The room's name, Makerspace, comes from an initiative of Make magazine and the federal Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to establish makerspaces in 1,000 high schools.
My sister is a Theater Manager at the Patel Conservatory in Tampa, FL. About two weeks ago she texted me and asked if I could make her a prop she needed for an upcoming production. “How keen would you be on making ...
The 31st annual Chaos Communications Congress (31C3) kicked off today and you've already missed some great talks. If you're not in Hamburg, Germany right now, you can watch the talks as they happen on...
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