Sarah Fox, Daniela Rosner
It was the spring of 2014, and we were in the midst of a multi-sited ethnography of feminist hackerspaces in Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco. Community organizers had recently begun developing these spaces as collective workshops oriented toward different ways of knowing technology. Weaving circles sat alongside soldering stations; "imposter syndrome" workshops followed electronic-textile tutorials. This was not the same technology culture associated with male "hackers" and "geeks" in start-up lofts and garages. Members of feminist hackerspaces promoted systems of hacking oriented toward alternative legacies of technology development, including histories of women's labor. While our first several months of…
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