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Geek.Zone (Physical Space)

A Geek.Zone is a physical space within a District that Geek.Zone members can use for all sorts of activities, such as making, gaming and socialising. Geek.Zone is on the road to opening Geek.Zone/01 so pledge now!

Difference to a Hackerspace

Like a Hackerspace, members will be able to make, hack and build. In addition, however, members will also be able to;

  • play games
  • be creative
  • watch movies
  • hold events
  • Learn and achieve accreditation
  • experiment
  • enjoy any other geeky activity with others that love it as much as they do.


Also unlike some Hackerspaces, a Geek.Zone will be more of a social, community centre, where you can always expect to meet new, friendly geeks in a welcoming, supportive environment. The Geek.Zone trustees understand that there will always be disagreements when a number of people are sharing a space. The trustees therefore take an active part in mediation to swiftly resolve any difficulties that might arise, in order to ensure the continued well-being of the community. This is something that many Hackerspaces to not offer.

Operation

Every Geek.Zone will be run entirely by the Geek.Zone community on a not-for-profit basis. Members provide a monthly donation to the value that they feel that the space provides. There is no manager and no employees; all members take equal responsibility to make sure that the space is kept in a state that everyone enjoys. Access to the space is provided 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, via key card or the Geek.Zone app.

Equipment

[Equipment)) is predominantly funded by memberpledges, while some funding may also come from sponsorship. Where the latter is the case, all details are disclosed by theTreasury.

Together, Geek.Zone members can purchase all kinds of geeky awesomeness that we can use in every Geek.Zone. Some of this equipment might include items that many individuals might find difficult to access alone. For example, this could include;

  • computers, such as
    • gaming & graphics PCs
    • servers
    • super computers
  • chemicals
  • Head Mounted Displays
  • CAVE (Cave automatic virtual environment)
  • gasses for experiments
  • musical instruments
  • video game consoles
  • telescopes
  • microsopes
  • 3D printers
  • Books - the real, paper kind as well as the PDF kind
  • 4k TV or projector
  • Laser cutters


Remember, since all donations to Geek.Zone are spent on supporting your Geek.Zone community, £5 given to Geek.Zone could be the equivalent of you spending £500 on your own!

Potential Facilities


A Geek.Zone could provide the following facilities, as well as many more.

  • Arcade
  • Crash Pods
  • Wood workshop
  • Metal workshop
  • Craft workshop
  • Gigabit internet
  • Micro brewery
  • Cinema
  • Sensory room

What Next

Like the idea of a Geek.Zone? We are opening our first Geek.Zone called Geek.Zone/01 in Coventry, England, so pledge now!


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