Questionable Carnival Rides to Shattered Dreams: Death of the Madagascar Institute

Questionable Carnival Rides to Shattered Dreams: Death of the Madagascar Institute

Founded in 1999, the Madagascar Institute was one of the originators of the hacker space, the East Coast nexus of Art That Can Kill You, an early and persistent advocate of DIY culture, sharing skills, and safety third. Now it is dead. This talk will cover the history of the ambitious, outlaw, arguably sociopathic fringe of the Maker Movement, focusing on the Madagascar Institute, an art combine that taught hundreds, wowed thousands, and (despite our best efforts) killed zero.

What inspired you to begin investigating your topic or inspired you to make your project?:
The Madagascar Institute has lost its space- 18 years of hopes and dreams and self-stitched wounds gone.
What happened, and what next?

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