This issue sheds light on the communities and spaces of hackers, makers, DIY enthusiasts, and 'fabbers'. Academics, artists, and hackerspace members examine the meanings and entanglements of maker and hacker cultures – from conceptual, methodological as well as empirical perspectives.

Richterich, Annika; Wenz, Karin


S. 5–21

I. Case Studies and Methodological Reflections

Braybrooke, Kat; Jordan, Tim

Genealogy, Culture and Technomyth. Decolonizing Western Information Technologies, from Open Source to the Maker Movement

S. 25–45

Hielscher, Sabine

Experimenting with Novel Socio-Technical Configurations. The Domestication of Digital Fabrication Technology in Fab Labs

S. 47–72

Stoyanova, Minka

Reading Makers. Locating Criticality in DIY and „Maker“ Approaches

S. 73–94

Hunsinger, Jeremy

Hacking Together Globally. An Analysis of the Norms Surrounding Technology

S. 95–108

Dahm, Sebastian

„Just Do it!“ Considerations on the Acquisition of Hackerspace Field Skills as an Ethnomethodological Research Technique

S. 109–124

II. Entering the Field

Marshall, Justin; Rossi, Catherina

Making with China. Craft-Based Participatory Research Methods for Investigating Shenzhen‘s Maker Movement

S. 127–138

Krewani, Angela

Urban Hacking and Its „Media Origins“

S. 139–146

O‘Riordan, Kate; Parker, Jennifer; Harris, Davis; Devereaux, Emile

Making Sense of Sensors

S. 147–156

III. In Conversation with

Poon, Michelle; Klein, Wilhelm E.J.

Identity Crisis in the Pearl River Data. A Conversation with the Hong Kong Hackerspace Community

S. 159–184

Kubitschko, Sebastian; Richterich, Annika; Wenz, Karin

„There Simply Is No Unified Hacker Movement.“ Why We Should Consider the Plurality of Hacker and Maker Cultures

S. 185–195