February 02, 2017

You cannot buy the revolution. You cannot make the revolution. You can only be the revolution. It is in your spirit, or it is nowhere.

Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dispossessed

Education has been consumed by the marketplace and it's currency is information. Locked away behind college tuition and held for ransom by end-user license agreements, patents, and copyright - the life source of education has become property.

We reject this.

We are a free space founded on anarchist principles, where people come and learn from each other. Collectively, we foster a community that values sharing knowledge over the pursuit of profit and seek to provide tools to those who do not have them. Our aim is to be living proof that when we work together instead of for each other, we can accomplish great things.

Counterpoint Ltd, is a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization.

What is a hackerspace?

A hackerspace is a physical space where anyone can come and work on projects and learn new things. Contrary to what you might have seen on the television, a "hacker" is simply anyone who enjoys building things, breaking things, and inventing new ways to do both.

How can it be free?

Learning should not be a privilege that can only be granted by undertaking crippling debt or submission to the authority of an institution. Learning is a natural and necessary property of consciousness and must be free as in both freedom and price. We operate on charitable donations from people who share this belief.

How do I get involved?

If you haven't attended a meeting, then come to the next one and meet everyone! Counterpoint belongs to everyone, and everyone can help. Start a class or workshop or invite us to participate in a project!

What does "founded on anarchist principles" mean?

Counterpoint was established on the principles of mutual aid and solidarity. We are composed of a group who wishes to share knowledge and learn in an environment that encourages community and sharing over profit and personal gain. Leaderless, we make decisions based on the consensus of our membership and welcome those who share these values to join us.