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mission:statement [2015/04/08 11:38]
chrono [Hackerspace]
mission:statement [2015/04/12 09:06] (current)
chrono [Resilience]
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 ====== Mission-Statement ====== ====== Mission-Statement ======
  
-The mission of Apollo-NG is to be small and mobile Hackerspace,​ so that any joining ​hacker ​or hacker-to-be can work with others ​on exciting projects, where we all can share fun, food, resources, knowledge ​and experience.+Apollo-NG is a mobile, self-sustainable,​ independent and highly-experimental [[mission:​start|Hackbase]],​ focused on research, development and usage of next-generation [[mission:​tech| open technology]] while visiting places without a resident, local Hackerspace,​ so that any joining ​Hacker ​or Hacker-to-be can get the opportunity to work together ​on exciting ​[[lab:​start|projects]] and to share fun, food, [[mission:resources|tools & resources]], knowledgeexperience ​and inspiration. Obviously someone has to fly the Odyssey, so it also has to serve as a mobile, tiny habitat for a nomadic hacker: The pilot.
  
-It also operates ​completely self-sustainable,​ to prove that even today the technology exists, to live and work comfortably ​in an independent off-grid environment with absolutely minimal power consumption but without losing considerable comfort. Due to its mobile nature, it is also a very demanding experiment to evaluate “green” technology. ​All of this is documented in the [[lab:​|Lab]] and the [[mission:​log|Mission-Log]].+Operation needs to be completely self-sustainable,​ to prove that today the technology exists, to actually ​live and work in a tiny, independent off-grid environmentwith absolutely minimal power consumption but without losing considerable comfort. Due to its mobile nature, it is also a very demanding experiment to evaluate “green” technology. ​Everything ​is public and documented in the [[lab:​|Lab]] and the [[mission:​log|Mission-Log]] and also a great real-world, hardcore-testbed for the products, we have asked to get from our [[support:​sponsors|Sponsors & Supporters]].
  
-The whole hackerspace ​has to be powered by renewable solar/​wind/​water/​biomass energy, depending on which energy-source a certain location can offer - thereby proving or disproving with [[https://​apollo.open-resource.org/​flight-control/​vfcc/#/​dashboard/​db/​odyssey-solar-power|long term data]], that we as people can drastically reduce the amount of energy we consume (energy footprint per person) and satisfy our remaining energy needs in a sustainable manner, with locally generated small-scale smart-grid power.+The whole Hackbase ​has to be powered by renewable solar/​wind/​water/​biomass energy, depending on which energy-source a certain location can offer - thereby proving or disproving with [[https://​apollo.open-resource.org/​flight-control/​vfcc/#/​dashboard/​db/​odyssey-solar-power|long term data]], that we as people can drastically reduce the amount of energy we consume (energy footprint per person) and satisfy our remaining energy needs in a sustainable manner, with locally generated small-scale smart-grid power.
  
 It also means, that all electrical systems in use, have to provide their designated function (i.e. lights, computers, navigation, station keeping, music, network, wifi, storage, soldering iron, oscilloscope etc.) but use only a fraction of the power a generalized,​ industrial, mass market system would consume. It also means, that all electrical systems in use, have to provide their designated function (i.e. lights, computers, navigation, station keeping, music, network, wifi, storage, soldering iron, oscilloscope etc.) but use only a fraction of the power a generalized,​ industrial, mass market system would consume.
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 The capacity of social, economic, environmental or technical systems to absorb shocks and recurrent disturbances so as to retain essential structures, processes and feedbacks. The capacity of social, economic, environmental or technical systems to absorb shocks and recurrent disturbances so as to retain essential structures, processes and feedbacks.
  
 +==== Dissemination ====
  
-===== Motivation =====+Scatter and spread widely, as though sowing seed. Promulgate extensively,​ broadcast and disperse to inspire and empower.
  
-For the first time, in the history of humankind, the invention of the internet has enabled us as people to educate ourselves and to communicate,​ interact and share knowledge amongst each other in near real-time. Those of us, who have internet access and truly want to learn and evolve, can do so now, no matter where we are, what color our skin has, in which country we were born or whether our parents were rich or not.  
  
-Globalization may have had its beginnings in the industrial and economic aspects of the world, but the internet linked formerly separate people into one globally interconnected human species, flying together through space on a spherical mothership, we call Earth. It's time to act accordingly,​ as one species, without borders, all kinds of //​[...]ism'​s//​ and anything else, that tries to artificially cap our reach. 
  
-A lot of people have a feeling, that the world is "​somehow not right" and also have a feeling that their personal way of thinking and acting differs a lot from what society at large considers "​normal"​. ​ 
  
-If you can relate to that, know this: **You are not alone** 
  
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-Hackers all over the world have started to join together, building hackerspaces and fablabs, to build new open technology, that easily reaches and in some cases already greatly surpasses what //​traditional//​ industry could offer. We share resources, knowledge and encouragement. Hackers are the engineers of the future and it's very important that our fruitful and free self-education is kept alive and without restriction,​ even though some "​civilized"​ nations already deem education itself only a third-class "must have" and rather focus their resources on war, censorship and surveillance. 
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-===== Hackerspace ===== 
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-A hackerspace or hackspace (also referred to as a hacklab, fablab, makerspace or creative space) is a location where people with common interests, usually in computers, technology and/or digital/​electronic art can meet, socialize and collaborate. A hackerspace can be viewed as an open-community lab, incorporating elements of machine shops, workshops and/or studios where hackers can share resources and interdisciplinary knowledge, to build and make innovative things together. 
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-**Growing number of hackerspaces all over the world** 
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-Although the number of [[http://​hackerspaces.org/​wiki/​|hackerspaces]] grows constantly all over the globe, there are still many white spots on the map. The Apollo-NG Project aims to fill this gap, by deploying a semi-temporary Hacker-Camp in areas, where no resident ​ hackerspace is established yet, giving local hackers & nerds the opportunity to socialize, collaborate and tools to work on projects. ​ 
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-Since Apollo-NG itself can only offer a limited amount of space and basic requirements of a hacklab (tools/​machines),​ its primary purpose is to offer inspiration,​ encouragement and guidance on how to establish and operate a new resident local hackerspace. ​ 
  
 ===== RDF-Lab / Thinktank ===== ===== RDF-Lab / Thinktank =====