[Noisebridge-discuss] Glider Ink - a hackerspace graphic novel

Quinn Norton quinn at quinnnorton.com
Tue Aug 22 23:16:20 UTC 2017


Probably far too late to put in the suggestion, but there's a key character missing: the cat-herder, the person who negotiates conflicts, checks up on the door and unlocks it for the open night, takes calls from
neighbors, landlord, police (about the tor nodes natch), and very likely either cuts the rent check or reminds the treasurer to do it. The cat-herder is always a little bit tired of the whole thing, but also very attached to keeping the lights on, and see the place and the people producing and arguing and rearranging the furniture.   

Meticulously tapped out with my index fingrr. 

> On 22 Aug 2017, at 9:09 PM, Andy Isaacson <adi at hexapodia.org> wrote:
> 
> wow, this is a really cool project! Thanks for posting about it.  I especially love Suzanne's custom handless shruggles tshirt!
> 
> Do you have a preferred URL for me to tweet about your artist search?
> I could link to the archived copy of this email, but that's maybe not the most friendly presentation to get good responses.   :)
> 
> -andy
> 
>> On Sun, Aug 20, 2017 at 06:30:10PM +0200, Paweł Chojnacki wrote:
>> Hey!
>> 
>> Last year I realized that the notion of hackerspace and
>> hackers-as-makers, not just blackhat anarchists is totally absent from
>> the mainstream culture. Watch Dogs 2 had a huge opportunity to change
>> this, but they only presented warring gangs and vigilantes trying to
>> bring down evil corporations.
>> 
>> After gathering some stories from European, US and African Spaces I
>> decided to create Glider Ink - https://glider.ink/ , a fictional story
>> based on real events and characters I met. I have already managed to
>> find the most common archetypes and create five main characters based on
>> them: Inventor, Activist, Troll, Anarchist and Maker. I'd like to focus
>> on the community aspect and how we can create things together, as
>> opposed to the Silicon Valley lone genius concept.
>> 
>> Even though I originally wanted to set the story in Poland, I might be
>> changing that to some more or less defined European city. Seeing hackers
>> from all over the world, especially Kenya or Philippines I really don't
>> want to enforce the stereotype that all of them needs to be white.
>> 
>> I'm still working on a script which would be enjoyable both for actual
>> hackers and people who haven't heard about them before. All of my work -
>> licensed on Creative Commons - is available at https://wiki.glider.ink/
>> . You are welcome to comment on it, share your own stories and ideas! If
>> you'd like to register on the wiki, just ping me.
>> 
>> Sadly, I found it that very few artists are up to the challenge of
>> trying a de-facto new genre, creating a positive outlook on technology
>> outside of dark cyberpunk. If you know any graphic novel illustrator who
>> might be interested in working on this project (fully paid of course),
>> I'll gladly meet them!
>> 
>> Art styles I'm looking for:
>> 
>> https://wiki.glider.ink/_detail/art/characters/suzanne/kimiooon_suzanne_notebook_dark.jpg?id=art
>> https://wiki.glider.ink/_detail/art/characters/suzanne/kimiooon_suzanne_shrug.jpg?id=art
>> https://wiki.glider.ink/_detail/art/characters/amanda/caylachicovsky_amanda_face.jpg?id=art
>> https://wiki.glider.ink/_detail/art/characters/robert/lhuvik_robert_standing.jpg?id=art
>> 
>> and the full project's moodboards:
>> 
>> https://wiki.glider.ink/project/artstyle/moodboards
>> 
>> Best,
>> 
>> alxd
>> 
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