Hackerspaces around the world

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12 Responses to “Hackerspaces around the world”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Is there anything in the Charlotte, NC area?

  2. jur1st says:

    I can’t speak for them all, but our hacker space in Kansas City has been built with security in mind and we have a very well thought out procedure when it comes to press relations. The hacker space movement has roots both in information security as well as maker culture.

    Of course…anyone in the midwest should check out both Pumping Station One in Chicago or the Cowtown Computer Congress in Kansas City.

  3. Alex @ Columbus Idea Foundry says:

    The Columbus Idea Foundry (http://www.ColumbusIdeaFoundry.com ) is a hackerspace and community workshop in Columbus, OH. Feel free to visit us for a tour! Welding, woodworking, CNC machining, 3D printing, and much more.

    Regarding security, scdevine – hackerspaces tend to have sufficiently technical people (electronics enthusiasts; infosec and physical security enthusiasts; locksport folks, etc) that brewing their own security isn’t too much of a challenge. Additionally, there are always commercial security systems, theft/damage insurance (if renting commercially, this is affordable compared to the liability insurance frequently required), and first and foremost, attracting a positive group of folks. Thankfully we haven’t had any issues yet.

    And yes, tad604 – Hive13 in Cincy is doing great things – we have a few friends down there.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Have you had a look at the attempts to create a London hacker space? They haven’t found a building yet, but they’re still looking.

    http://groups.google.com/group/london-hack-space

  5. Anonymous says:

    Re the COINTELPRO thing/security/whatever, you might want to take into consideration some way to handle potential problems with illegal activities.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Anything of the like in the Charlote, NC area??

  7. five says:

    do tech hippies burn incense too?

  8. Anonymous says:

    We are planning a space in Atlanta. We have 50 members and sufficient donations pledged already… we’re scouting spaces at the moment. http://www.FreesideAtlanta.org/

  9. damon says:

    Sounds like Clerkenwell Court.

    Obscure?

  10. tad604 says:

    I can’t vouch for it b/c I’m not a member and just recently heard about it but I guess there exists such a place in Cincinnati (of all places).
    http://www.hive13.org

  11. zawan says:

    I would love to see how the iPhone Dev team works

  12. scdevine says:

    Are there any good sources for protective tactics and practices to prevent Disruptors from attempting to castrate movements of this type?

    I can’t imagine security being that tight around an open workshop, the equipment and other resources can be costly, and facility safety is easily compromised.

    What can be done to help mitigate the inevitable COINTELPRO style attacks from conservative junkie groups who take it on a whim that they “don’t want this kind of thing in my city”?

    These kinds of group spaces should be designed from the ground up with security in mind. Defending ourselves, our communities, our nations, and our people against COINTELPRO style disruptor attacks should be a primary concern of a permanent sub-committee at each place.

    As well, defending one’s group rhetorically and doctrinally against Talking Point discrediting attempts is necessary to prevent friendly seeming hostile journalists from interviewing naive hotheads at each group space for purposs of counterpropaganda.

    If the conservative junkie groups will burn children to death in churches to prevent coming clean on the freedom to vote (c.f. American Civil Rights Movement) what will they stop at when they see consumer culture “decaying” due to blossoming creativity and the acquisition of technical skills by the masses? Real money is on the line here, folks, not just racial narcissism.

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