FAIL for the win! (or on the nature of µackerspaces)January 25th, 2010 by tekromancr received 2 Comments »
I am excited to say that the first official meeting of the Free Association of Intelligent Lounging will be held at the Raw Deal (click for map) at 7:00pm on 01/27/10. This meeting will kick off a (hopefully fruitful) experiment in small scale hackerspaces (a.k.a. µackerspaces or micro-hackerspaces). I really hope to see as many people as possible there! More on the idea of a µackerspace after the break.
So, what the hell is a µackerspace? To explain that I would first need to explain what a hackerspace is. A hackerspace is a real, physical place where people of a creative or tecnical mindset come together to devise and build amazing things and share ideas.
My idea is a little bit more humble. I recognize the fact that smart, creative, social people are not confined to large cities. Brilliance is strewn across the land. I believe that there is a need for face-to-face interaction for people outside if major metropolitan areas. I think that µackerspaces could fill this need, if only a little. I envision many of these, popping up anywhere there is a group of people willing to make, break, fix, hack, and learn, rather than continuing the cycle of consumption and disposal that is ever present in the modern world.Posted under: µackerspaces