[Freespace]: Experiencing the Commons
Your faithful social investigator hit the streets with the Inventor's Toolkit in hand to explore the opening of the new [Freespace] (1011 Market St.) in San Francisco's Central Market area. A lively crowd gathered on the sidewalk as co-founder of [Freespace] F.J. Alton "cut the ribbon" by halving a chain with a power saw. The opening night welcomed over five hundred people to this eight thousand square feet blank canvas.
A Case for Coding - Core77
Hacking away at San Francisco's Freespace, a pop-up space for artists, designers, developers and other creatives.I've been spending a lot of time at hackathons lately. It's not a surprise; here in the Bay Area, hackathons and coding sessions are a way of life, a social scene as common as a...
2013 MAS Summit for NYC: Redefining Social and Economic Value in the Age of Sharing Part 1/2
Lisa GanskyFounder, Mesh LabsRiggs KubiakCEO and Founder, Honest BuildingsShalini VajjhalaCo-Founder, c.dots developmentMike ZuckermanCulture Hacker & Co-Fou...
Talking with The freethinker behind Freespace – J.
Name: Ilana LipsettAge: 31City: San FranciscoPosition: Co-founder of Freespace, a temporary, free, pop-up community center in San Francisco J.: How did the idea for Freespace come about?Ilana Lipsett: Freespace was inspired by the National Day of Civic Hacking (on June 1), which was organized by government agencies around the country to bring people together — […]
[freespace]: A Temporary Experiment in Lasting Change - Shareable
I’m sitting inside a vibrant 14,000 square foot warehouse in Central Market. Music serenades a group of energetic blues dancers on the main stage. Upstairs, the rapid neon lights of a laser dance party give way to the serene tone of a yoga class. In the next room over, a twelve year-old is describing his
Honoring Open Government and Civic Hacking Champions of Change
Last Tuesday, the White House honored 14 Open Government and Civic Hacking Champions of Change—extraordinary Americans working to improve their communities through technology, innovation, and civic participation. As entrepreneurs, innovators, organizers, and community leaders, these “Champions of Change” have made a tremendous positive impact.
Freespace Pop-Up Finale Celebration | SoMa
Freespace has been an amazing two-month experiment in taking over of three-story warehouse and throwing free events just for the fun of it. Saturday, July
Do This Tonight: [Freespace] Art Opening: SFist
This month, a group of community organizers, artists and local folks have created [freespace], a month-long community center on Mission and 7th Street that will function as an event space, art exhibit...
[ freespace ] Experiments in Open Hardware - MakingSociety
Things are moving fast at [ freespace ]. The experiment is now more than half way done and each day has been bringing new ideas, actions and art. [ freespace ] is an experiment that started on the National Day of Civic Hacking. A very motivate team of community-builders, artists and researchers found a huge …