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Research Briefing 24: FabLab and Hackerspace websites ...

Research Briefing 24: FabLab and Hackerspace websites ... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In Research Briefing 24 Sabine Hielscher (SPRU) outlines initial impressions gained from an analysis of selected web-based materials on FabLabs and Hackerspaces in the UK to find out what type of information is being ...
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Becoming Makers: Hackerspace Member Habits, Values, and Identities » Journal of Peer Production

Becoming Makers: Hackerspace Member Habits, Values, and Identities » Journal of Peer Production | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In recent years, there has been a surge in cultures of making, from DIY, craft, and repair to hacking, 3D printing, digital fabrication, and electronic tinkering. Many of these cultures of making are supported in diverse ways by the Internet, from the sharing of patterns and code libraries to social tools supporting the creation and maintenance of social groups of interest. Coinciding with and supporting these cultures of making are new educational environments (e.g., The Maker Education Initiative, the Fixit Clinic), conventions (e.g., Maker Faires, and less-branded maker gatherings), shared working/hobby spaces (e.g., hackerspaces, Makerspaces, Techshops), local meetups and events (e.g., FutureEverything, Ars Electronica) and online knowledge exchanges and alliances (e.g., Creative Applications Network, LilyPond, Instructables, and Ponoco.com) that support the activities and ongoing learning of these hobbyists.
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Feminist Hackerspaces: The Synthesis of Feminist and Hacker Cultures » Journal of Peer Production

Feminist Hackerspaces: The Synthesis of Feminist and Hacker Cultures » Journal of Peer Production | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Between 2013 and 2014 three new hackerspaces popped up in rapid succession along the west coast of the USA. These spaces were significant; they offered, for the first time, a clear vision of how intersectionally-inflected feminist principles might inform a new breed of hackerspaces. New models of hackerspaces seemed capable of narrowing the gap between hacker and feminist cultures.
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Critical Notions of Technology and the Promises of Empowerment in Shared Machine Shops » Journal of Peer Production

Critical Notions of Technology and the Promises of Empowerment in Shared Machine Shops » Journal of Peer Production | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A large variety of making, fabricating, fabbing, tinkering, assembling, prototyping, coding, and manufacturing spaces are increasingly becoming a significant part of our technological landscapes, calling for more and more people to open up their devices, recreate them, create new ones, personalize some, hack others, mash them all together, understand their inner workings and their outside impacts. Fab Labs, Makerspaces, Hackerspaces, Techshops and other types of innovation and production labs are venues where a wider range of citizens and groups are getting more familiar not only with digital tools (CNC machines, CAD programs, laser cutters, 3D printers, open source hardware, etc.) for personal fabrication or manufacturing (Mota 2011), but also connecting with peer-production communities (Troxler 2010, Abel et al. 2011) who collaborate, share their work, and support others with common interests, through online communication, data and documentation repositories, or physical meetups, workshops and events where people with assorted skills meet and work together. This twofold notion of access – to technical means and to communities – represents the basic principles for the current modification and building of tangible things, but in a certain sense, it is also the most apparent or recognizable dimension of more far-reaching transformations in how we can conceptualize and act through technology.
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Canton hackerspace open for business - Canton Repository

Canton hackerspace open for business - Canton Repository | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
  • The Canton Hacker and Maker Place, a hackerspace where people can use high-tech equipment, recently opened to the public. The nonprofit offers two membership options and welcomes anyone, regardless of experience.
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    Of Hackerspaces and innovation in Singapore - The Independent Singapore News (blog)


    Hackers are such a minority in the larger community that they need a place to call their own.

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    When hackers and farmers join forces

    When hackers and farmers join forces | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

    P2P Foundation founder Michel Bauwens suggested this short piece for translation: an interview with Philippe Langlois, in which he discusses the world of hackerspaces and the physical application of the open-source, collaborative mentality, applied to practical problem-solving in rural settings.

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    Production and Governance in Hackerspaces - P2P Foundation

    Production and Governance in Hackerspaces - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

    "This article deals with the phenomenon of hackerspaces and sheds light on the relationship of their underlying values, organizational structures and productive processes to those of the online communities of Commons-based peer production projects. While hackerspaces adopt hybrid modes of governance, this article attempts to identify patterns, trends and theory that can frame their production and governance mechanisms. Using a diverse amount of literature and case studies, it is argued that, in many cases, hackerspaces exemplify several aspects of peer production projects’ principles and governance mechanisms."

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    Hackerspaces are becoming centers of liberal arts in Asia: NUS prof - Tech in Asia

    Hackerspaces are becoming centers of liberal arts in Asia: NUS prof - Tech in Asia | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

    An answer to this is the open-source technology movement, consisting of hackerspaces, makerspaces, andDIY Biology (DIYBio) movements. Concerned with innovation and bringing the benefits of scientific and emerging technological developments to the public, these avenues are used for public participation in science and for meeting needs beyond the scope of for-profit enterprises.

     
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    Longmont's TinkerMill gives hackerspace a good name - Longmont Daily Times-Call

    Longmont's TinkerMill gives hackerspace a good name - Longmont Daily Times-Call | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

    LONGMONT -- When Lindsay Levkoff and Scott Converse bumped into each other online in April, they soon met for coffee to build something big for Longmont -- its first hackerspace.

     
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    Hackerspacing in Europe: MadSpace in Eindhoven!

    Hackerspacing in Europe: MadSpace in Eindhoven! | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

    Eindhoven has a very interesting history. Phillips was founded here back in the late 1800′s, with a single factory, but in the past century it grew into what could almost be called Philip’s City. A stretch of a few kilometers of Phillips buildings dominated Eindhoven and almost everyone worked for them. Fast forward to the present and most of the buildings have been sold and turned into other businesses.

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    Fablabs, hackerspaces etc: financially viable spaces for hardware hacking and digital fabrication

    Fablabs, hackerspaces etc: financially viable spaces for hardware hacking and digital fabrication | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
    Open hardware is increasingly important in our world. It enables things like rapid prototyping, desktop manufacturing, robotics for the masses and low cost bioreactors; Arduino boards can now be found everywhere from dolls and wearables to the Large Hadron Collider. A large, skillful, creative community has grown around these technologies. It calls its members "Makers". - See more at: http://edgeryders.eu/making-lote3/fablabs-hackerspaces-etc-financially-viable-spaces-for-hardware-hacking-and-digital#sthash.p1UUImhK.dpuf
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    living on the edge in italy

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    China's maker movement is shaking up innovation.

    China's maker movement is shaking up innovation. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
    Already booming in the U.S., the maker movement (or DIY, for do it yourself) is now gaining ground in China, challenging assumptions about the country's capacity for innovation.
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    Open the Omni-Commons, Oakland, Ca. | P2P Foundation

    Open the Omni-Commons, Oakland, Ca. | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
    Please support this wonderful and important project in Oakland ... 'hackerspace' would not even do remotely justice to it .. a true commons space.
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    Beyond Technological Fundamentalism: Peruvian Hack Labs & “Inter-technological” Education » Journal of Peer Production

    Beyond Technological Fundamentalism: Peruvian Hack Labs & “Inter-technological” Education » Journal of Peer Production | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

    Standing atop a high stage at the Interactive Technology Camp in Lima, public school teacher Eleazar Mamani Pacho flips through several slides featuring the rural elementary school where he works as principal and teacher. The images introduce the Aymara students and indigenous community in the Andean village of Lacachi where he teaches among to his audience, a mixed crowd of elite international policy makers, global education experts, and urban corporate representatives of IT firms sponsoring the education-oriented event – from Microsoft, to Intel and Telefónica. Organized in 2012 by Peru’s Ministry of Education in collaboration with the World Bank and US Embassy at the University of Lima, the two-day event drew over 1000 participants to Peru’s capital city to hear presentations on the latest innovations in educational technologies from a range of stakeholders, institutional actors, and individuals – including educators like Pacho, the only speaker to represent rural schools at the event. A few the images he lingers on showcase his students in the regional dress and dance performed during traditional festivities in Puno, others feature them in groups over the dry flat fields of Puno’s Altiplano. And others feature students working on class activities developed by Pacho which had earned him the invitation to travel from Puno to participate in the global event – those developed as classwork and digital pedagogy for the XO Laptop, the centerpiece of the MIT-launched global One Laptop Per Child initiative.

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    Cultural stratigraphy: A rift between shared machine shops » Journal of Peer Production

    Cultural stratigraphy: A rift between shared machine shops » Journal of Peer Production | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
    A German and an American hacker running around in circles around a golf cart at a camping. It bears one of the chief organisers of the Dutch hacker camp, who is otherwise the public relations director of a major security company working for the national police. The foreigners entangle the vehicle in a yellow tape bearing the black letters POLICE: DO NOT CROSS. What to make of this mess?
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    Editorial note: We now have the means of production, but where is my revolution? » Journal of Peer Production

    Editorial note: We now have the means of production, but where is my revolution? » Journal of Peer Production | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
    The last years saw an incredible proliferation of shared machine shops in a confusing number of genres: hackerspaces, makerspaces, Fab Labs and their more commercial counterparts like TechShops, co-working spaces, accelerators and incubators. Without being comprehensive, the articles collected here address Fab Labs, hackerspaces and hacklabs, but the questions raised reach beyond the walls of each. Shared machine shops figure as the occupied factories of peer production theory – worker owned production units which often look like the perfect illustration of the revolutionary theory on first sight, yet on closer look exhibit all its contradictions. Of the phenomena customarily examined under the rubric of peer production, they are probably as close as we got to an image of a peer produced social fabric – a society of peers.
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    CoopCon2014 - Hackerspace Brussels

    CoopCon2014 - Hackerspace Brussels | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

    a small ad-hoc conference on cooperative structures, hacker-community, co-living / -working --

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    RepRage - How many places have public access to 3D printers?

    Lots of people want access to a 3D printer to take a look, try it out, and see what all the hype is about. They are not quite ready to shell out for a whole printer themselves, and they don’t want to deal with the hassles of postage and delivery times when sending designs to 3D printing services.

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    Freddy Naranjo Pérez's curator insight, July 30, 11:23 PM

    ¿Hay acceso en Colombia a impresoras 3d?

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    Is it a Hackerspace, Makerspace, TechShop, or FabLab? | Colorado ...

    Is it a Hackerspace, Makerspace, TechShop, or FabLab? | Colorado ... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

    The past decade has seen the sudden, dramatic appearance of community spaces offering public, shared access to high-end manufacturing equipment. These spaces are interchangeably referred to as hackerspaces, makerspaces, TechShops, and FabLabs. This can lead the intended audience to become incredibly confused as to why there might be so many names for a single concept. I’d like to take some time to untangle the mess, explain the concepts behind each title, and talk about why I now make significant distinctions between all of these types of spaces.

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    Against Social Determinism

    Against Social Determinism | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
    Getting anything done generally requires the collaboration of people who do different kinds of work, and whose various kinds of work has shaped various kinds of thinking. It calls for some kind of translation or code switching.
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    Production and Governance in Hackerspaces: A Manifestation of Commons-Based Peer Production in the Physical Realm?

    Production and Governance in Hackerspaces: A Manifestation of Commons-Based Peer Production in the Physical Realm? http://t.co/Tl0uw7dkVQ
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    Geneva Hackerspace

    Slides from a talk I gave at La Muse on October 17th 2013, about hackerspaces, makerspaces, fablabs etc. How they fit in to the Shared Space culture and how the spread of these ideas can change the ...

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    Can Open Source Manufacturing Save Humanity? - disinformation

    Can Open Source Manufacturing Save Humanity? - disinformation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
    Open source manufacturing essentially lets you download hardware from the web -- free packages of coded instructions to make...well, just about anything.
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