[hackerspaces] Please HELP US starting our DREAM! \o/

Nils Hitze nhitze at gmail.com
Fri Feb 17 18:16:16 CET 2012

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Nils Hitze

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Am 17.02.2012 um 17:17 schrieb asbesto <asbesto at freaknet.org>:

> Hi people!
> It's time to show us, time to "spam" the list! :) After MONTHS
> of reading about all hackerspaces and bricolab stuff, ideas,
> organizations, it's time for us here at Poetry Hacklab to ask
> for HELP!
> In the past 6 months we faced the risk to LOSE EVERYTHING in
> just one day. Because of that, we HAD to move all our historical
> computers into a new place. And that was not a simple task,
> believe me!
> In a stormy and windy night, we all met together around a fire,
> brave mens and womens in the woods, and decided to put our hands
> in our pockets, extract those few gold and silver coins we had,
> go to the village, rent a new space and move everything there!
> \o/
> So, here we are, at the new place, in Palazzolo Acreide, Via
> Carnevale 17, Italy; a first floor old 4 room apartment and a
> deposit, to start our main project: the "Museo dell'Informatica
> Funzionante", our Computer Museum made of restored computers,
> media, documentation, a living museum full of happiness!
> Since we moved in November, we have now a biblioteque full of
> books, manuals, schematics; a Media Room full of tapes, reels,
> disks, and all kind of media (old operating systems and data
> waiting to be restored, copied, recovered, preserved and shared
> for the joy of everyone in the world), two show rooms (not so
> big but a good starting point after years of PANIC!), an
> electronic lab for repairing stuff, and a kitchen.
> We have stored and saved almost 2000 historical pieces (some of
> them dated even back to the '40); some of them have been fixed,
> thanks to our effort, and are now perfectly working, while other
> are still waiting to come back to life.
> We want a museum full of life: people using those old computers,
> people in our Biblioteque, seeking for manuals, copying
> software, installing, joining us in restoration activities,
> workshops, experiments... A lot of work has to be done, all with
> almost no money, but a lot of happiness and joy!
> The vision of a museum of this kind has been motivating us for
> years, making us pioneers in this emerging area. Museums of this
> kinds are popping up all around the world, acquiring attention
> and help from both private institutions and single supporters;
> having visited some of them, we found out that the uniqueness of
> some of our pieces, together with the software we produced in
> the past, our own history and the ideas we have, could bring our
> Museo dell'Informatica Funzionante as an excellence in his
> field. In fact, in the recent past we've been able to attract
> the attention of national and international media and to bring
> in Palazzolo Acreide experts from all around Europe, people to
> whom we are happy to offer access to some of the computers in
> our old small and inadequate spaces.
> We're sustaining all expenses by our own pockets, and by
> donations of other nice people that help us; but unfortunately
> we're not in a city like New York or Boston or Paris; we lay in
> the middle of Sicily, in the center of the Mediterranean Sea!
> (and you can understand what this mean!); many of us don't have
> any kind of regular job, we struggle to survive in this hostile
> ambient, costantly fighting for being understood by local
> authorities, that literally ignore or misunderstand our work,
> giving no help at all, despite many visitors and enthusiasts
> that are joining us at the Museum.
> We are looking for contributions that will help us dealing with
> our expenses in this first phase of our project. We estimate an
> annual budget of about 10,000 EUR for this first year, which
> will be spent in renewing our rented locals and to pay bills.
> We are asking, to anyone interested and willing to support, to
> sponsor us and discuss with us something that wouldn't only be a
> simple donation, but also an investment opportunity, which could
> have a important impact in the long term.
> 4 simple ways to do this:
> * ONE SPOT donation, use our page here:
>  http://museo.freaknet.org/index.php/Donations
> * COLLECT: Make an happening or a dinner and collect
>  donation for us!
> * BECOME A MEMBER: Check out our Membership plan here:
>  http://museo.freaknet.org/index.php/Membership
> * DONATE STUFF: We also need THINGS, so please read here:
>  http://museo.freaknet.org/index.php/Shopping_list
> Remember, donations are tax-free, we can release a regular
> receipt, being recognized by the Italian Government as a
> Cultural Association!
> AND AS A FINAL NOTE: Being an hackerspace/bricolab/hacklab for
> natural attitude since years, we can HOST people at our spaces!
> We WELCOME anyone who want to share some time with us, working
> work old computers and also visiting a very interesting part of
> Sicilia: Palazzolo Acreide is a beautiful town, with an ancient
> Greek Theatre, and full of history! Wanna come visit us?
> Please HELP our dream; thank you and happy hacking, together!
> \o/
> ------- asbesto
> (Share this mail everywhere you think it can be useful, thank
> you!)
> contacts: museo at freaknet.org
> Links
> http://museum.freaknet.org
> http://freaknet.org
> http://dyne.org
> http://poetry.freaknet.org
> http://dynebolic.org
> http://dyne.org/museum
> http://lab.dyne.org/ComunicatoMuseo/en
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