Christchurch Creative / Project / Hacker / Maker Space
I would like to gauge the level of interest for a hacker / project / creative / maker space in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Update: Join us this Tuesday, 17 March 2009 at 7:30pm for a planning/doing gathering. See the announcement for details.
I've been interested in the concept for quite a while but after spending some time in similar setups in Europe I'm even more convinced it would be a great addition to the city. While I could spout on about it having social, community, technical, educational and creative benefits I'm really only suggesting it because I want to be able to work on projects and hang out with interesting people at the same time.
If you're not familiar with the concept here are a couple of starting points for learning more:
Already I've talked about the concept with a number of people and had a positive response. There is also a possibility of an at least temporary location in the central city. I suspect we would probably start off with having gatherings one or two nights a week.
Please participate in the discussion forum / mailing list if you are interested in helping this get started or interested in participating once it's started:
I welcome suggestions for venues, funding, participants, equipment and interminable discussions about a suitably local-flavoured name.
Know someone who creates, hacks, crafts, makes or who might otherwise benefit from such a space? Please pass this Christchurch creative project space link along to them.