[hackerspaces] hackerspace demographics
jenny at thepyre.org
Sat Jan 12 05:24:58 CET 2013
Request for further context, as the first quoted post comes across as a
desire to pull in more rich older men into hackerspace culture, which
surely couldn't possibly be what Steven meant.
"Technology is the campfire around which we tell our stories."
"Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it."
"To define is to kill. To suggest is to create."
On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 8:04 PM, Steven Sutton <ssutton4455 at gmail.com>wrote:
> My point wasn't that this was the demographic we specifically target, it
> was that based on the narrowest definition of the market potential, it
> still far exceeds the capacity of the spaces involved in area.
> I personally believe that diversity makes spaces far more interesting.
> From maker scouts to artists, biohackers, researchers, students, subject
> matter experts, etc... the major point of our "league of doom" between the
> spaces in Atlanta is to better understand how we can diversify our spaces
> and differentiate.
> On Jan 11, 2013 10:44 PM, "Katie Bechtold" <bokunenjin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:05 PM, Steven Sutton <ssutton4455 at gmail.com>wrote:
>>> For us, there are 200,000 people in the metro Atlanta area that fit what
>>> MAKE found in their survey to be the typical hackerspace demographic. Our
>>> mission isn't to divide up the available people into competing spaces, it's
>>> to bring some of those 200k into this community.
>> From the survey:
>> "Over eight in ten (81%) are male with a median age of 44. Participants
>> also report a high median household income of $106,000 and nearly
>> three-quarters (73%) own their home or apartment. Most are married or
>> living as married with nearly four in ten reporting children under the age
>> of 17 living in the household."
>> Wouldn't it be great to have a mission to bring some of the millions of
>> people *outside* that demographic into this community?
>> Katie http://about.me/katiebechtold
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