What is a Makerspace/Hackerspace?
Some say makerspaces will replace libraries. As books (and knowledge) ever march digital, what function and role does a library play in society? The library, as the institution we know today, is sure to vanish - our generation will witness its death throes. The Makerspace is the sole heir to its the social responsibility and function, to the ongoing development of skills, and as a curator and index of knowledge.
Will it be a mere reflection of yourself? A composite, stained-glass mural of its member ids and egos? Or does it emerge into its own strange and magnificent creature?
These sites give a great introduction to makerspaces and the growing maker movement:
- Wikipedia's Hackerspace Article
- Hackerspaces.org Site
- Hackerspaces Subreddit
- Earth is the Hackerspaces Planet
- Hackerspaces Soup
- Make Magazine
- Maker Faire
What is the best time to stop by and see it for myself?
If enough people gather in a cluster, the cluster may be led around.
We also have events and classes (just about) all the time. Check out and join our Meetup group for the schedule and to RSVP.
Home was BAMA, the Sprawl, the Boston-Atlanta Metropolitan Axis.
Program a map to display frequency of data exchange, every thousand megabytes a single pixel on a very large screen. Manhattan and Atlanta burn solid white. Then they start to pulse, the rate of traffic threatening to overload your simulation. Your map is about to go nova. Cool it down. Up your scale. Each pixel a million megabytes. At a hundred million mega- bytes per second, you begin to make out certain blocks in midtown Manhattan, outlines of hundred-year-old industrial parks ringing the old core of Atlanta...