"now That's Definitely a Proper Hack": Self-made Tools in Hackerspaces

  title={"now That's Definitely a Proper Hack": Self-made Tools in Hackerspaces},
  author={Jeffrey Bardzell and Shaowen Bardzell and Austin Toombs},
Cultures of making - that is, social practices of hacking, DIY, tinkering, repair, and craft - continue to rise in prominence, and design researchers have taken note, because of their implications for sustainability, democratization, and alternative models of innovation, design, participation, and education. We contribute to this agenda by exploring our findings on self-made tools, which we encountered in a 9-month ethnographic study of a hackerspace. Self-made tools embody issues raised in two… CONTINUE READING
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