[hackerspaces] Call for HELP!! Hacker-sourced PechaKucha Talk

Maria Droujkova droujkova at gmail.com
Sun Aug 29 23:17:37 CEST 2010

One of my favorite metaphors comes from the name of a book: "The starfish
and the spider"

I will be at Pecha Kucha. Katherine (my daughter) is presenting on
children's right to work.

Maria Droujkova

Make math your own, to make your own math.

On Sun, Aug 29, 2010 at 4:57 PM, Ashley McClelland
<armcclelland at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> I'll be giving a talk on, generally, hackerspace at the ideaSPARK section
> of an artsy/hacky conference in the Raleigh, NC area called "sparkcon" --
> http://www.sparkcon.com/
> OK, so here's where YOU come in. The theme for my talk is very generally
> explaining what hackerspaces are, and why they are awesome. The audience
> will be varied, and definitely not *full of hackers*, but I want everyone
> present to be able to think "SWEET!" in one way or another.
> After throwing around some ideas in IRC (#trihack on freenode -- a channel
> for the upcoming hackerspace(s) in the Raleigh-Durham, NC area), we came up
> with the idea to present hackerspaces in the theme of metaphor and simile.
> If you're interested in helping me out with this (I WOULD RATHER NOT WRITE
> to this thread with a simile/metaphor that you think represents what a
> hackerspace is. It can be funny, serious, or both. And it *should* include
> an accompanying slide if you really want me to use it! (I might butcher your
> idea, otherwise, visually.)
> *
> Examples:
> Hackerspaces are like keggers with geek toys.
> Hackerspaces are like Montessori Schools for adults
> Hackerspaces void warranties or "hackerspaces are where voiding warranties
> is a way of life"
> A hackerspace is a physical community where technology, art, and
> imagination intersect and multiply.
> *
> And so on!
> I will give cred however you want (Name, @twitter, website, etc!) Just add
> it to the slide (powerpoint form preferred, but I can convert if needed-- no
> worries. PDF/jpg is even ok.) Also include the hackerspace you are currently
> a part of, and a URL to the site if desired.
> Thanks in advance! I have a week to gather all of this, and I'll be
> spreading the thread to other hackerspaces as well. I need 20 ideas/slides
> -- so if you make me a slide also, your idea is basically guaranteed to get
> in.
> Ashley
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