Science Gallery and Dublin Art & Technology Association (D.A.T.A.) present an evening of short talks and discussions on hacking and hackerspaces in the Science Gallery Cafe.
Andrew Schrock is a Ph.D. candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. He primarily researches mobile communication, specifically, mobile collectives and the platforms that support them. He also likes thinking & talking about hackers (eg hackerspaces).
maxigas is a Ph.D. candidate at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3/UOC) in Catalunya. He is studying political economy of peer production, the history and social practices of hacklabs and hackerspaces, the ideological trajectory of cybernetics, and small scale open hardware projects. As a cyberpunk, he is also involved in building and maintaining infrastructure for social movements. http://hackstory.net/ and http://research.metatron.sh/
Denisa Kera is a philosopher and a designer, one of the initiators of the GeekDiplomacy.org network supporting research in developing countries. She builds design prototypes, critical probes and tools to enable common people from all around the world to reflect, deliberate, and participate in emergent science and technology issues. She follows and studies science community labs, alternative R&D places (Hackerspaces, FabLabs) and various DIY-bio movements, which offer a new model of how to connect policy and design.
Cathal Garvey is the founder of Indie Biotech, an endeavor to provide tools, materials and learning resources for biotechnology to individuals worldwide. It aims to provide affordable, Open-Source-DNA development platforms, kits and strains. Cathal is also a Science Gallery Leonardo and a curator of Science Gallery’s upcoming synthetic biology exhibition, GROW YOUR OWN...
Jeffrey Roe from TOG, a hackerspace based in the centre of Dublin, Ireland. It is a shared space where members have a place to be creative and work on their projects in an environment that is both inspiring and supportive of both new and old technologies.
Benjamin Gaulon from Recyclism Hacklab, a collaborative workspace focused on contemporary DIY and hacking practices. Within this multidisciplinary space both workshops and mentoring sessions in physical computing, hardware hacking and 3D printing are facilitated and taught. The Recylism Hacklab provides a wide range of creative practitioners an informal environment where they can engage in critical making, and receive support for self directed research and autonomous learning.