Citizen Science Quarterly recently published a feature titled, "Hackerspaces @ the_beginning (the book)," summarizing the 108 page book which chronicles the creation, challenges and successes of hackerspaces around the world.
Published by Bre Pettis (of Makerbot fame, co-founder of the NYC Resistor hackerspace), Astera Schneeweisz, and Jens Ohlig, it represents three years of research and documentation presented in an easy-to-read narrative.
The democratization of this technology
is of absolute importance to
prevent an increasingly dangerous
technological divide between special interests and the
September 1, 2011
If you were studying the evolution of hackerspaces the year 2008 would stick out as the “cambrian explosion”.
It was when the movement grew from being 2 or 3 spaces in Europe, to hundreds of hackerspaces around the world. And it was in 2008 when Bre Pettis, Astera Schneeweisz, and Jens Ohlig began chronicling the beginning of these new spaces.
Three years later they are now offering that chronicle free for the world to read. If you are planning on starting a hackerspace or similiar creative space and your mind is filled with excuses on why you shouldn't start one.
This book is a must read, showing you
really have no excuse not to start one.