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Title: The Hackerspace Manifested as a DIY-IoT Entity: Shaping and Protecting the Identity of the Community
Authors: Lundbjerg, Ea Hansen
von der Osten, Julie Pflug
Kanto, Rosita
Bjørn, Pernille
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies (EUSSET)
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: Proceedings of 15th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work - Exploratory Papers
metadata.mci.reference.pages: 205-221
Series/Report no.: Reports of the European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies: vol. 1, no. 2
Abstract: This paper explores how cooperative identity is produced and preserved within a Hackerspace in Denmark. Specifically, we explore how the cooperative identity emerges conceptually and physically as a ‘DYI-IoT’ entity shaping the activities in the space. We argue that the cooperative identity of the Hackerspace was created through participants’ interests and ideas expressed through their commitment to the space, which turns into productive dependencies demonstrating individuals’ attachments to the space. Our data demonstrates that an exclusive mechanism was inherent in the collaborative dynamics producing the identity of the Hackerspace. While the participants were open and welcoming, the exclusive nature of the cooperative identity emerged in their practices, and was fundamentally about protecting the cooperative identity of the space. Hacking of the physical surroundings serves as affective bonds between the participants, artefacts, and the Hackerspace. People who could not participate in the hacking activities were not able to create these affective bonds, thus failing to contribute to shaping the cooperative identity of the Hackerspace.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.18420/ecscw2017-5
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12015/2922
ISSN: 2510-2591
metadata.mci.conference.sessiontitle: IoT and Communities of Practice
metadata.mci.conference.location: Sheffield, UK
metadata.mci.conference.date: 28 August - 1 September 2017
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