[hackerspaces] Do-ocracy at 140 members?

Mark Adam dreamingforward at gmail.com
Thu Jul 12 18:37:17 CEST 2012

On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 11:30 AM, Stewart Dickson <mathartspd at gmail.com>wrote:

> Re: "Mostly things got done and fueled by influxes of resources"
> <bias><flame>
> To me, this sounds like too much influence from a D.O.E National Lab.
> I spent three years at Oak Ridge.  Even when there was an influx of
> resources
> the first thing they did was sit on the money.    It made my head explode.
> </flame>
> At the Makerspace Urbana/Independent Media Center, things get done when
> there
> are awesome, passionate, energetic volunteers with a sense of investment
> and ownership
> in the organization.  When those people leave, it is difficult to get the
> newcomers
> invested and to the place where they want to step forward and get things
> done.
> </bias>
I spoke a bit sloppily.  Mostly people would come in with their entourage
of resources for their individual projects, but not as much was given
directly to the concept and vision of the space itself.  That's part of why
sf_x failed, IMO.

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