[hackerspaces] Failing/failed hackerspaces

Crawford Comeaux crawford.comeaux at gmail.com
Fri Apr 4 22:33:49 CEST 2014

What's the issue with Noisebridge? What's fundamentally different about it
now than from what it used to be?

On Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 3:24 PM, Rubin Abdi <rubin at starset.net> wrote:

> In my humble opinion, a failed hackerspace is one that hasn't been able
> to provide a space or community to share knowledge between people (or
> for people to simply learn new things). If a physical space lasted for a
> week but 1 person was able to learn something new and interesting out of
> it, that space would be considered a success in my eyes.
> There is no rule that says a space must continue to always exist.
> However there is the notion of personal failure in putting time and
> energy into creating a space, only to see it burn to the ground shortly
> there after.
> I would not consider Noisebridge a failure. It had some golden years
> doing what many of us saw was act like a very robust an anarchistic
> hacker space. It's however evolved and changed, is something else now.
> Some would say it's not a hacker space, other say it is. The one thing
> we can all agree on however is that people still use the space for
> knowledge share and learning.
> The majority of founding members since have moved on or away.
> Noisebridge now is a self-sustaining hacker space organism, a very
> complicated one, particularly the sort that has predictable cycles if
> you know what to look for.
> Noisebridge is not an outlier or an exception to any rules, it simply
> happened to be the one where a bunch of loud internet people gravitated
> towards.
> --
> Rubin
> rubin at starset.net
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