monochrom's Hacking The Spaces in The Guardian
Wendy M. Grossman also features our panel at HOPE 9.
At last weekend's HOPE 9 (Hackers on Planet Earth) in New York there were the usual minimalist queues for the women's lavatories – and a panel to discuss how to get more women to participate in the hackspaces. During the debate, a German woman recounted her experiences visiting hackspaces wherever she travelled. Sometimes, she said, she could sit for half an hour and no one would speak to her. The best advice from the panel organisers, Johannes Grenzfurthner and Sean Bonner was: stop complaining that there are no women around and just invite all your friends to participate. This might work for Young Rewired State, too: allow kids, male and female, to sign up in groups as well as individually so that shy kids would be sure to turn up on the day. And probably parents would be reassured if all the sponsoring locations made sure there were women as well as men acting as leaders.Link
monochrom is an art-technology-philosophy group having its seat in Vienna and Zeta Draconis. monochrom is an unpeculiar mixture of proto-aesthetic fringe work, pop attitude, subcultural science, context hacking and political activism. Our mission is conducted everywhere, but first and foremost in culture-archeological digs into the seats (and pockets) of ideology and entertainment. monochrom has existed in this (and almost every other) form since 1993.
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