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* a vision for the future, where commons based peer production becomes more mainstream
* a vision for the future, where commons based peer production becomes more mainstream
[[User:Dimitris|dimitris]] ([[User talk:Dimitris|talk]]) 11:54, 1 April 2014 (EEST)
[[User:Dimitris|dimitris]] ([[User talk:Dimitris|talk]]) 11:54, 1 April 2014 (EEST)
=== Slides ===
==== Are you Hackers??? ====
* Myth: Cyber-criminal
** From popular media, TV, Newspapers, etc.
* History:
** 1960's: MIT/TMRC Technology enthusiasts
*** Playful exploration of possibilities
** 1970's: Home computer scene
*** Home-brew PC hardware
*** Video games
* The term "Hacker" has been popularized by the media as someone who breaks into security systems to do damage and commit criminal actions. This is a '''mythology''' rather than a '''history''' of the term "Hacker".
* There are some theories where the term really comes from, but the origins lie somewhere in the early days, when the first computers were accessible by non-scientists. In the 60's and 70's by the Students of the "MIT Model Railway Club" and later when the first computers could be found in private homes.
==== What's a Hacker? ====
* Today:
** Hardware: D.I.Y. / Home-brew / Open Hardware
** Software: D.I.Y. / Open-Source Free Software
** Security: White-hats "ethical" / Black-hats "crackers"
* '''Today''' the communities of hackers are mostly interested in a kind of Do-It-Yourself way of '''understanding, changing and building''' things:
* Firstly '''Hardware''' like electronics or machines. This can be for fun, as a proof-of-concept, as art or useful.
* '''Software''' maybe to control the hardware they just built or changes, or to make something that's impossible with commercial software, or just for the learning process of it.
* And '''Security and Privacy''' is also still a very popular subject in the hacker communities, because "Computers" are not only calculators, but information-processors. And as we say "Knowledge is Power" and these days "information" is digital gold. And more and more information about everybody is stored on-line. And that's both a chance and a challenge for people who try to find, report and eliminate security and privacy problems (usually called "white-hat or ethical hackers) as well as less noble individuals who try to break into systems for fun, damage or for personal profit (usually called black-hat or crackers).
* At τοlabάκι we discourage Black-hat activities and encourage openness.
==== Example "Hacks" ====
* Fun: Blinkenlights [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Project-blinkenlights-aerial-view.jpg image] [http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/de/3/33/MVI_1721_no-audio.ogg video]
* Useful: 3D-printed door lock
** Open Hardware (Arduino)
** Free Software (Linux / Asterix)
** Documentation (Wiki)
* In collaboration with the "Haus des Lehrers", the Chaos Computer Club in Berlin has put a lamp behind every window of the building so people could send image or text messages to display on the building or play "pong" from their mobile phones.
* Because we had only a small number of keys to our room at the university....
==== What's a Hackerspace? ====
* Meeting place
* ...
==== What's τοlabάκι? ====
* Meet
** Discuss
** Fun
* Share
** PCs
** Tools
** Materials
** Knowledge
==== Why τοlabάκι? ====
* Inspire
** Share ideas
** ...
* Enable
** Educate
** Provide tools / space
==== On the larger scale ===
* Community collaboration
** Human interaction
** Dissemination of know-how
* Decentralization
** Empower the individual
** Fault resilience
** Independence from Big Corp.

Latest revision as of 18:16, 7 May 2014

Title of the talk[edit]

We have to discuss the title of the talk, as this will influence the first impression that people will get. My take on this is that it should be short enough, to the point, and understandable by someone who has never heard of "hacking" - other than in the context of "cyber-crime" or other media-marketable terms.

Please add your suggestions to the list below and comment on previous suggestions, always add your (nice)name or for tildes ~~~~ to sign your comments. zeptomoon (talk) 11:40, 1 April 2014 (EEST)

Title Suggestions[edit]

  • τοlabάκι hackerspace - an open community for unusual innovation, sharing and thinking out of the box zeptomoon (talk) 11:40, 1 April 2014 (EEST)
I like it! I 'd also propose a similar one below dimitris (talk) 11:50, 1 April 2014 (EEST)
  • τοlabάκι hackerspace - commons based innovation, education and sharing dimitris (talk) 11:50, 1 April 2014 (EEST)

Since no one else commented Dimitris and I settled on τοlabάκι hackerspace - an open community for unusual innovation, learning and sharing. z) chat/chase 19:10, 2 April 2014 (EEST)


Below is my suggestion for four sections of the 15min talk

  • a few words about hackerspaces
  • what is labaki, how it operates, what value is producing for its members and the society (knowledge, cooperation, sharing, common tools)
  • why we believe this is important
  • a vision for the future, where commons based peer production becomes more mainstream

dimitris (talk) 11:54, 1 April 2014 (EEST)