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Foobar
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Status active
Country Germany

State or District

North Rhine-Westphalia

City Essen

Date of founding

2010/09/15

Last Updated 2016-09-01
Website https://www.chaospott.de

Wiki

https://wiki.chaospott.de

IRC

irc://irc.hackint.org/chaospott

Phone

+49 201 857883460

Facebook

http://de-de.facebook.com/pages/foobar-eV/127246337351928

Twitter

http://twitter.com/foobareV

E-mail

info@chaospott.de

Mailinglist

http://lists.chaospott.de/listinfo/discuss

Snail mail

Sibyllastraße 9
45136 Essen
Germany

Number of members

61

Membership fee

20€/month for regular members, 10€/month with starving-hacker discount, 5€/month with schoolkid discount, 5€/month for supporting members

Size of rooms

130m²

Members Apoc, Duisburch, GiDSi, M1, Starblue

Open to Exchanges?

maybe

Open to Residencies?

maybe

Location 51° 26' 18", 7° 1' 30"
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Foobar is a hackerspace at the city of Essen, the heart of the Ruhr region. It is also known as Chaospott and represents the local chapter of the Chaos Computer Club.

Manifesto[edit]

The transition of the ancient industry-based society to the modern, service-based society would not have been possible without the invention of computer systems. Automated data processing and transmission comes with enormous possibilities but also extensive risks for the freedom of society and the individual. Information and communication technology do not only change the relationship between human and machine but also the relationships between humans. Technical understanding in society and legislation has fallen way behind in this ever accelerating process. This inevitably leads to conflicts with fundamental rights like the right to privacy or the right to informational self-determination. Obsolete business models are artificially preserved for the benefit of a few and to the detriment of many.

Foobar is a community of individuals whose members, regardless of their age, sex, origin, or social rank, stand up for informational freedom. It is concerned with the effects of technology on society and the individual, and it supports the education of society in this matter.

We, the members, dedicate ourselves to acquisition, exchange and democratization of knowledge. Therefore we demand a human right for global and unrestricted communication in the spirit of free speech and cultural exchange between all people. We desire understanding and we are working to increase our own knowledge to share it with others. We critically analyze technology, its related social phenomena and political decisions, to identify potential risks for society, democracy, or the rule of law, and try to raise awareness of these issues in public. Foobar's members aim to educate all interested citizens on how they may protect their rights to privacy and informational self-determination. We feel obliged to preserve democracy, the rule of law, freedom and tolerance. Racism, sexism and other forms of discrimination we will not accept.

Location[edit]

Basement[edit]

E-Lab[edit]

Fablab[edit]

Workshop[edit]

1st Floor[edit]

Ball Pit[edit]

Lounge[edit]

Cantina[edit]

Infrastructure[edit]

  • 3D-Printer
  • Foil Cutter
  • Trouser Press
  • compressed air
  • Kitchen
  • Coffemaker

Groups[edit]

  • Chaos macht Schule (Chaos at School)
  • Freifunk

Projects[edit]

  • GlaDOS
  • Hack-Sofa
  • Console museum
  • Automatic Doorlocks

Directions[edit]

Car[edit]

Train[edit]

Essen[edit]

Cologne[edit]

Frankfurt Airport long-distance station[edit]

Düsseldorf[edit]

Düsseldorf Airport[edit]

You can use one of the following local trains, departing from Düsseldorf Airport:

  • RE1 → Paderborn or Hamm (every hour)
  • RE2 → Münster (every hour)
  • RE5 → Emmerich (every hour)
  • RE6 → Minden (every hour)
  • S1 → Dortmund (every 20 minutes)

Leave the train at Essen HBF and continue your journey by using the Tram (see tram/bus direction instructions above) or the S6 local train (see train directions for Essen main station for further information).

You may also take any train heading to Düsseldorf main station and switch to the S6 local train heading to Essen there (see train directions for Düsseldorf for further information).

From everywhere else[edit]

Tram / Bus[edit]

Airplane[edit]

Düsseldorf[edit]

Take a flight to Düsseldorf Airport (DUS). Switch to the Airports Monorail System called SkyTrain heading to the Airport Railway Station and continue your journey by using one of the local trains (see tram/bus direction instructions above).

You can also use the small Düsseldorf Airport Terminal station beneath the airport to continue your journey. Only local trains of the line S11 are regularly departing there, heading to Düsseldorf main station. Using this train is a detour but may be less tiring when you carry heavy luggage with you.

Frankfurt[edit]

Dortmund[edit]

Weeze[edit]

History[edit]

2016-03-15 Official acceptance as nonprofit association by the finance office of the city of Essen
2014-06-01 Extension of the Hackerspace location by renting additional rooms at the 1st floor
2012-02-15 Move-in to our location at the Sibyllastraße 9 in Essen
2011-04-01 Official announcement as registered association "foobar e. V."
2011-03-31 Official signin to the register of associations of the city of Essen
2010-09-15 Foundation meeting of the association "foobar e. V"

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