Peer2Politics
129.0K views | +2 today
Follow
Peer2Politics
on peer-to-peer dynamics in politics, the economy and organizations
Curated by jean lievens
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by jean lievens
Scoop.it!

Are fablabs and makerspaces hacks of the post-PC era ? — The Open Air Factory.

Are fablabs and makerspaces hacks of the post-PC era ? - The Open Air Factory. - Medium

If we look back at the personal computing developments, here is what we may learn for it at the age of fablabs. Makerspa…

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by jean lievens
Scoop.it!

Building a Hacker Space

Building a Hacker Space | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Building a Hacker Space from Morgan Sully While doing some research for different kinds of design patterns for community spaces, I came across this great PDF (from 2007) which culled together prese…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by jean lievens
Scoop.it!

3D Druckzentrum Ruhr: FabLabs are not Hackerspaces!

A report on the german fablab scene features connections between art, science, and business aspects of active stakeholders. The goals of fablabs and hackerspaces are discussed in perspective to visitors and industrial players, garnished with experiences from an art driven facility.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by jean lievens
Scoop.it!

FemHack - Feminism and Hacking Converge in a Montreal Tech Collective | .dpi

FemHack - Feminism and Hacking Converge in a Montreal Tech Collective | .dpi | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In the past several years, a movement of feminist and social justice-oriented hackerspaces has made itself visible in different parts of the world, more precisely in Australia, Europe and now on the West Coast of the United States. These spaces rely and are founded on specific feminist principles in order to counter patriarchy and other forms of oppression. This article tells the story of FemHack, the emerging feminist hackerspace in Montreal. A comparatively recent initiative of feminists who enjoy hacking and do-it-yourself activities, the community's main goals are to invite more feminists into the broader hacker movement and to start a discussion about feminist participation within the worldwide hacker culture and politics.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by jean lievens
Scoop.it!

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 ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by jean lievens
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by jean lievens
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by jean lievens
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by jean lievens
Scoop.it!

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.
    more...
    No comment yet.
    Scooped by jean lievens
    Scoop.it!

    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.

    more...
    No comment yet.
    Scooped by jean lievens
    Scoop.it!

    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.

    more...
    No comment yet.
    Scooped by jean lievens
    Scoop.it!

    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."

    more...
    No comment yet.
    Scooped by jean lievens
    Scoop.it!

    GT's bits proudly hosted at the Server of Trayectorias Libres - Guerrilla Translation!

    GT's bits proudly hosted at the Server of Trayectorias Libres - Guerrilla Translation! | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
    We're very grateful to have such wonderful people taking care of our bits, find out more about Trayectorias Libres below
    more...
    No comment yet.
    Scooped by jean lievens
    Scoop.it!

    Bitcoin and Blockchain Provider HashingSpace Secures Corporate and Securities Services from Kane Kessler

    Bitcoin and Blockchain Provider HashingSpace Secures Corporate and Securities Services from Kane Kessler | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
    US based HashingSpace Corporation (OTCQB: HSHS) announced today that it has secured the services of Kane Kessler, a leading law firm with corporate and securities expertise. HashingSpace's mission is to build out key infrastructure for the global adoption of Bitcoin and Blockchain services with hosted ASIC mining.
    more...
    No comment yet.
    Scooped by jean lievens
    Scoop.it!

    Hackerspace Brussels

    Hackerspace Brussels | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

    Hacker Space Brussels (HSBXL) is a space, dedicated to various aspects of constructive & creative hackinglocated in St-Josse. The space is about 300 square meters, there is a little electronics lab with over 9000 components, a library,and lots of tools. You're always welcome to follow one of the workshops or come to the weekly Tuesday meetings, hack nights or other get-together events.


    more...
    No comment yet.
    Scooped by jean lievens
    Scoop.it!

    Hackerspace/makerspace/fablab panel discussion - London 16/05/2015

    Hackerspace/makerspace/fablab panel discussion - London 16/05/2015 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
    The BCS OSSG and the OSHUG are hosting a panel discussion which will explore the organisation, operation, challenges and benefits of creative spaces known as hackerspaces, makerspaces and fablabs. ...
    more...
    No comment yet.
    Scooped by jean lievens
    Scoop.it!

    I contributed to purchase the Omni Commons building, help us out!

    I contributed to purchase the Omni Commons building, help us out! | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
    Help forge a commons, by ensuring the Omni Commons building and land beneath it will be used for public benefit for as long as necessary!
    more...
    No comment yet.
    Scooped by jean lievens
    Scoop.it!

    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.
    more...
    No comment yet.
    Scooped by jean lievens
    Scoop.it!

    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.

    more...
    No comment yet.
    Scooped by jean lievens
    Scoop.it!

    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?
    more...
    No comment yet.
    Scooped by jean lievens
    Scoop.it!

    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.
    more...
    No comment yet.
    Scooped by jean lievens
    Scoop.it!

    CoopCon2014 - Hackerspace Brussels

    CoopCon2014 - Hackerspace Brussels | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

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

    more...
    No comment yet.
    Scooped by jean lievens
    Scoop.it!

    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.

    more...
    Freddy Naranjo Pérez's curator insight, July 30, 2014 11:23 PM

    ¿Hay acceso en Colombia a impresoras 3d?