[hackerspaces] Hackerspaces as postmodern learning spheres beyond the virtual

Magnus Eriksson magnus at piratbyran.org
Wed Apr 21 09:25:19 CEST 2010


Wow, I just signed up to the list yesterday to see if other people
were doing hackerspace research and I'm thrown right in the middle of
this wonderful thread!

I'm preparing for an ethnography style active participatory research
masters in sociology as well as researching hackerspaces for my
interaction design job at the interactive institute here in Sweden and
I've been involved in forskningsavd.org and http://gbg.hackerspace.se/
For now I have been mostly reading theoretical stuff that is only
indirectly related like nigel thrift, jane bennett, bruno latour and
various design approaches that are similar to how hackers approach
problems. As someone pointed out in the thread, there is not much
research directly relating to hackerspaces conducted. But great to see
so many approaches taken by you!

I would love to put up a common repository for resources. Perhaps a
tag at delicious would be the simplest to maintain.

Rose: Which article by Becker did you refer to? "about studying a
group you are a part of"

Magnus Eriksson

On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 3:37 AM, Kris Gesling <krisgesling at gmail.com> wrote:
> Wow you never realise there's so much cool research going on, I'm still just
> an undergrad but am looking at honours topics for next year or the year
> after (might have a little break after ive spent most of my life now in
> educational institutions).
> What do you think about sticking some basic info and links up on the
> hackerspaces wiki? It'd be great to be able to see all the different stuff
> that's going on and keep up to date with it.
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