In the considerable time since my last update, much has changed around our biomakerspace project. All for the better, thankfully, though things remain a bit precarious (as ever). Firstly, as hinted in the title, the Cork biomakerspace project has a name: “Forma”! This name was inspired by that of La Paillasse (“The Bench”) transliterated to Irish. Given the choice between idiomatic but Anglicised “Bínse” or the probably Latin-derived “Forma” we chose the latter because the spelling is more obvious to non-Irish speakers and it sounds exactly as it is spelled in most English dialects.
Update: Rebel Alliance is by now defunct, sorry. I’ve disabled the links. I’m suddenly involved in a new project, provisionally called the “Rebel Alliance”, which Cork-born gamers will note is a pun on Cork’s well earned ‘Rebel’ reputation and the star wars institution. It aims to be an independant Cork gaming event, which we’re planning to run on Mondays in the Newport lounge, starting this September. I offered webspace, that’s my sole contribution so far.