[hackerspaces] hackerspaces and depression

Randall Arnold randall.arnold at texrat.net
Mon Dec 22 20:34:42 CET 2014

To your points, Mark, I think any space finding itself dealing with such issues
could benefit by partnering with its city's social worker program... as well as
other relevant support services both public and private.

This is where I'd like to hear from Naomi Most, for one...

>     On December 22, 2014 at 1:28 PM Mark Janssen <dreamingforward at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>     Well, I think it's a bit strange that the questions is coming up at
>     all. Obviously a hackerspace isn't meant to treat depression. But,
>     nonetheless, it has qualities which make for expression of oneself
>     that isn't being met in our current "economic" system.
>     However, this also makes it a bit of a "magnet" for those who aren't
>     accommidated by the dominant paradigm (homeless, mentally ill,
>     malcontents). And not many people (hackerspace directors, etc) know
>     how to deal with the influx of outsiders seeking relief or integrate
>     them.
>     ...not-always-a-panacea-yours,
>     Marxos
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