[FoRK] ProjectFork: Create a geek colony
<lionkimbro at gmail.com> on
Fri Dec 21 17:19:57 PST 2007
I've been asking myself, "How can I make a geek colony?"
The big question I have is, "How does the geek colony interact with
Specifically: Geeks are mainly male. If there are girlfriends,
wives, or children involved, they are generally NOT
So, ...do you have a two-tier system of participation?
...Or do you broaden the vision from "geek colony" to something
that is easier for a whole family to participate in?
When I lived in Santa Cruz, CA, I used to visit the Armory.
It was one of several "geek houses" in the hayday (1990's.)
Mainly college kids, though, and if I remember right, rapid
turnover. (Which might not be a problem to you.)
Presently, I use Saturday House, and promote Saturday House as a
path, for people who want to do this sort of thing:
It's durable (in our experience,) and costs nothing to start up.
But I have my eye on "the geek colony."
I was looking at alternative living arrangements (cohousing,
housing co-ops, etc.,.) and realized that my visions were not so
much about *living together,* but rather, about *collaborating
College dorms (HMC, Stanford) and the Federation of Damanhur are
what I look at now, for models.
Merely "living with others" isn't quite what I want; Neither is
"doing art-projects next to others" either. Actual group
collaboration wherein the creativity of each person is nourished is
what I find exciting.
On Dec 21, 2007 4:16 PM, Russell Turpin <deafbox at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Why not? If artists can do it, as they have in many a town, why can't
> nerds and geeks and technologists?
> It has to be on the ocean, of course.
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