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Hackerspaces : making the maker movement

A new industrial revolution. The age of making. From bits to atoms. Many people are excited by the possibilities offered by new fabrication technologies like 3D printers, and the way in which they are being used in hacker and makerspaces.
Print Book, English, 2017
Polity, Cambridge, 2017
IX, 192 p. ; 24 cm.
9781509501175, 1509501177
Preface Acknowledgements 1. Introduction There are a number of places this book could begin 2. Craft, DIY and Active Leisure It started with Stitch ’n’ Bitch 3. Histories of Hacking and Making There should be diversity in the hackerspace movement, he says 4. How do Hackerspaces Work? Hacker and makerspaces can look, feel and smell quite different 5. The Hacker Spirit I'm a big advocate for this sort of lifestyle and culture 6. How do Hackerspaces Really Work? They don't have a sense of community that you find in a hackerspace 7. Exclusion Whatever it is females like to talk about 8. Cool Projects Rather, it was a Trojan horse 9. Emancipation and Commodification This was a movement that could do something good 10. Who is a Hacker? No one is claiming that involvement in a quilting circle is going to prompt a new industrial revolution 11. Conclusion Two reasons hacking is timely, and three reasons it is conflicted Notes Index