"Fight Club for nerds"

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Wired's Dylan Tweney writes about the surprise return of old-fashioned engineering clubs, in the guise of hacker spaces.

"There are zillions of people around the world doing this," says Altman, referring to the swell of interest in do-it-yourself projects and hacking. "It's a worldwide community."

At the center of this community are hacker spaces like Noisebridge, where like-minded geeks gather to work on personal projects, learn from each other and hang out in a nerd-friendly atmosphere. Like artist collectives in the '60s and '70s, hacker spaces are springing up all over.

There are now 96 known active hacker spaces worldwide, with 29 in the United States, according to Hackerspaces.org. Another 27 U.S. spaces are in the planning or building stage.

Dylan's got some great photos up with the story, too. Why aren't you doing this in your basement?

DIY Freaks Flock to 'Hacker Spaces' Worldwide [Wired]

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