I’m about to fly to Lisbon from Chicago. But while in Chicago for the last 3 days I hung out at Pumping Station: One. The previous time I was at PS:1 was a few days after they got their space (I did their first FRED talk). The space is way lived in now! A really great group of people.
Saturday night was their hackathon. About 30 people were there hacking away. I left at about 1am, and there were still lots of people there! Many stayed till 9am.
Aestetix was there, too. He and Eric (the founder of PS:1) and several others are working on a collaborative hackerspace project that will be revealed at 26C3. It is a really cool project that will encourage more collaboration and community amongst hackerspaces around the world.
Eric and some other people on the board of PS:1 are talking about starting a non-profit foundation that will help promote hackerspaces in the US. More on this later, as it gells…
Rubin will be visiting PS:1 soon. The cross-pollination continues amongst hackerspaces.