Fight Clubs For Nerds, Wired Reports On DIY Hackerspace Movement

Guest post by Aaron Muszalski

Noisebridge - a hackerspace in San Francisco

NoiseBridge - Still Life With Laptop - Photo by Rubin Starset

On Wired’s Gadget Lab blog, Dylan Tweeny has written an excellent article on the burgeoning global DIY hackerspace movement.

“There are zillions of people around the world doing this,” says Altman, referring to the swell of interest in do-it-yourself projects and hacking. “It’s a worldwide community.”

At the center of this community are hacker spaces like Noisebridge, where like-minded geeks gather to work on personal projects, learn from each other and hang out in a nerd-friendly atmosphere. Like artist collectives in the ’60s and ’70s, hacker spaces are springing up all over.

NoiseBridge – a collectively operated hackerspace located in San Francisco’s Mission District – is extensively profiled, as is Brooklyn’s NYC Resistor.

“It’s almost a Fight Club for nerds,” says Nick Bilton of his hacker space, NYC Resistor.


Hacking at NoiseBridge - illustration by Suzanne Forbes

See Previously:

– NoiseBridge, An Open Project Space for Hackers In San Francisco

– NYC Resistor, An Electronics & Hardware Hacker Space In Brooklyn

– Hacker Spaces, Community Operated Project Work Spaces

photos by Dylan Tweeny / & Rubin Abdi, image by Suzanne R Forbes

Aaron Muszalski
Aaron Muszalski