3(1) 2017: Making and Hacking

Making and Hacking_CoverThe fourth DCS issue “Making and Hacking” sheds light on the communities and spaces of hackers, makers, DIY enthusiasts, and ‘fabbers’. Academics, artists, and hackerspace members examine the meanings and entanglements of maker and hacker cultures – from conceptual, methodological as well as empirical perspectives.

With contributions by Sabine Hielscher, Jeremy Hunsinger, Kat Braybrooke, Tim Jordan, among others, and an interview with Sebastian Kubitschko.

 

 

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Table of Contents
Making and Hacking
Edited by Annika Richterich and Karin Wenz

 

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Introduction
Making and Hacking
Annika Richterich and Karin Wenz

 

 

I Case Studies and Methodological Reflections

 

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Genealogy, Culture and Technomyth
Decolonizing Western Information Technologies, from Open Source to the Maker Movement
Kat Braybrooke and Tim Jordan

 

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Experimenting with Novel Socio-Technical Configurations
The Domestication of Digital Fabrication Technologies in FabLabs
Sabine Hielscher

 

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Reading Makers
Locating Criticality in DIY and “Maker” Approaches
Minka Stoyanova

 

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Hacking Together Globally
An Analysis of the Norms Surrounding Technology
Jeremy Hunsinger

 

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“Just Do It!”
Considerations on the Acquisition of Hackerspace Field Skills as an Ethnomethodological Research Technique
Sebastian Dahm

 

 

II Entering the Field

 

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Making with China
Craft-Based Participatory Research Methods for Investigating Shenzhen’s Maker Movement
Justin Marshall and Catharine Rossi

 

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Urban Hacking and Its “Media Origins”
Angela Krewani

 

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Making Sense of Sensors
Kate O’Riordan, Jennifer Parker, David Harris and Emile Devereaux 

 

 


III In Conversation with …

 

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Identity Crisis in the Pearl River Delta
A Conversation with a Hong Kong Hackerspace Community
Michelle Poon and Wilhelm E. J. Klein

 

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“There Simply Is No Unified Hacker Movement.”
Why We Should Consider the Plurality of Hacker and Maker Cultures
Sebastian Kubitschko in Conversation with Annika Richterich and Karin Wenz

 

 

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Biographical Notes