[hackerspaces] Hackerspace and hackerspace

Paweł Ngei alxd at alxd.org
Mon Feb 26 18:03:51 CET 2018


There will be as many definitions as there are hackerspaces. For me,
it's always a community first. The physical space comes second, as a
hackerspace can and should survive moving.

And it's not only for making. You can meet activists, educators,
anarchists, makers, inventors, and so on.

For the last two years I've been working on a graphic novel about
hackerspaces - https://glider.ink/ and I've gathered quite a few
"archetypes" of people you can find in one:



On 26.02.2018 17:38, Sébastien Gendre wrote:
> Hello from the moon.
> When someone describe what a hackerspace is, she/he commonly say: "It's
> a community driven place where people can come to build stuff". But, is
> it all? I mean, why calling it a hackerspace if the goal is only to make
> stuff? Why not call it a makerspace or a DIY club?
> I'm interested in the hacker movement since more than ten years and for
> me a hacker is not only someone that build stuff in community. Building
> stuff is an activity, not the finality. From what I understand, the
> hacker is someone that want to liberate from the technics by study it,
> experiment with it, share his knowledges and experiences, build with it
> and divert it. And doing this empowerment with ethics, those listed by
> the CCC [1]:
>   - Access to computers - and anything which might teach you something
>     about the way the world really works - should be unlimited and
>     total. Always yield to the Hands-On Imperative!
>   - All information should be free.
>   - Mistrust authority - promote decentralization.
>   - Hackers should be judged by their acting, not bogus criteria such
>     as degrees, age, race, or position.
>   - You can create art and beauty on a computer.
>   - Computers can change your life for the better.
>   - Don't litter other people's data.
>   - Make public data available, protect private data.
> How I always seen it, a hackerspace is a place for a community that fit
> into the hacker movement. A hacker space. But based on what I read or
> ear from some peoples around me or in Internet, it's not.
> So, what is exactly a hackerspace? What define it? What differentiates
> it from a DIY club?
> [1] https://www.ccc.de/en/hackerethik
> Regards
> ————
> Sébastien G.
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