Legacies of craft and the centrality of failure in a mother-operated hackerspace

  title={Legacies of craft and the centrality of failure in a mother-operated hackerspace},
  author={Daniela Karin Rosner and Sarah E. Fox},
  journal={New Media \& Society},
  pages={558 - 580}
Popular portraits of hacking have often relied on histories of hobbyist engineering culture rooted in tales of middle-class, college-educated, and often male technologists. Since 2012, members of a mother-operated hackerspace in the East Bay of San Francisco, California, have countered these narratives, revealing hackerspaces as sites with which to refigure masculine claims to innovation and progress. Drawing on critical craft studies and studies of therapeutic culture, this article examines… 

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