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 ## Activist ## Activist
 +## Ambassador / Bard
 +Not necessarily a member of any specific hackerspace,​ but someone travelling between different ones, sharing stories, tools, projects, tips and gossip. Usually wielding some musical instrument and with an ability to make people open over a mug of beer.
 ## Anarchist ## Anarchist
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 ## Biologist ## Biologist
 +Being fed up with the University'​s passiveness someone wants to try - or teach others to really do something with their knowledge about biology or chemistry. They start with simple [PCRs](http://​​) or [centrifuges](https://​​2012/​06/​11/​dremelfuge-classic/​). Usually really excited they'​re doing something "off the grid". Rarely Grinders or Cooks.
 +Worth checking: [DIY BIO](https://​​) and [Biohacking Safari](http://​​)
 ## Bitcoin Evangelist ## Bitcoin Evangelist
 +Cryptocurrencies will bring anonymity, freedom and flexibility to the markets - and salvation to the world. They can be [Cypherpunks](https://​​wiki/​Cypherpunk) or startup enthusiasts.
 +When they learn more about crypto (and if they aren't hardcore anarchists),​ they change into Blockchain Evangelist, seeing the money-giving distributed databases as a huge chance.
 +People who invested in BTC before the hype started - even if they spent all 10kBTC on pizza - tend to be more cynical and laid off about the subject.
 ## Building Owner - Lease agent ## Building Owner - Lease agent
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 ## Burner ## Burner
-[Burning Man](https://​​wiki/​Burning_Man) participant. Almost exclusively specific to US, although there are people who travel there from all over the world. Currently not planned.+[Burning Man](https://​​wiki/​Burning_Man) participant. Almost exclusively specific to US, although there are people who travel there from all over the world. ​Usually can't shut up about how awesome the festival is. 
 +Currently not planned ​in Glider. 
 +## Community Organizer / Cat Herder 
 +Not every Space has them, but this person usually "​runs"​ the space: handles legal status, tries to resolve conflicts and dramas, comes up with hackathon ideas and organizes most of the events. Sometimes it's the same person as [[characters:​archetypes#​garbage_woman|Garbage Woman]]. 
 +Personally I'd like not to have a single person fulfilling that role, but rather a dynamic balance between (Adam)[characters:​main:​adam],​ [Robert](characters:​main:​robert) and [Amanda](characters:​main:​amanda). To read more, see subpage [Why not cat herder?​](characters:​archetypes:​cat_herder)
 ## Composer ## Composer
 +## Cook
 +Cooks all kind of strange drugs. Rarely dealing with anything "​popular"​ or gang-related,​ usually surfs the DarkNet to find obscure medical papers about substances rejected from pharmaceutic use for their side effects. Sometimes a Grinder or Biologist.
 ## Cosplayer ## Cosplayer
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 ## Father ## Father
 +Usually a former active member, now attends the Space with his kids. He wants to teach them how to learn hands-on, not only at a school desk. Usually has very little time, dropping by no more often than once a week. Sometimes makes money by using his Space-acquired skills.
 +In Glider, [Robert](characters:​main:​robert)
 ## Feminist ## Feminist
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 ## Networker ## Networker
 +## NGO Activist
 +Someone dedicated to their cause so deeply that they agreed to become an almost-starving wage-slave of a foundation of other NGO. Their main skill is local politics and knowing how to get grants for different projects and do the books properly. Usually miserable.
 +In rare cases when they have other source of income / are at the top of their organization,​ can be really bossy / claim other people'​s work as theirs. In that case - charismatic and / or vile.
 +Sometimes the same person as the Activist.
 +In Glider - [Adam](characters:​main:​adam)
 ## Nut ## Nut
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