In the spirit of the “Humans of New York” photo series and social media phenomenon, Do Space is inspired to work with staff and volunteers to create a “Humans of Do Space” series that shares the stories of our members, volunteers, users and staff. The goal of this effort it to capture the people that are using the space and how it affects their lives. What does it allow them to do? What does it allow them to make? How are people using the space to overcome obstacles and get things done?

Our first participant is Alvin Harper, a local artist who has been working to put together an arts council for Omaha. We first met Alvin when he offered to draw portraits of the Do Space staff and members. Alvin has used the Do Space 3D lab to laser cut some of his drawings on marble. To darken the etching he went over it with a charcoal pencil.  You might find him in Do Space or Dunkin Donuts with his box of art supplies, looking for his next sketch subject.

What does Do Space mean to you?:

“I started working with computers in 1972 and have been hanging out with computer nerds ever since. I still love hanging out with them here at Do Space.”

What are you passionate about?”

“Teaching people how to draw.”

About Author
Michael Sauers, Technology Manager
Michael Sauers is currently the Director of Technology for Do Space in Omaha, NE. Michael has been training librarians in technology for the past twenty years and has published more than 14 books on technology and other topics.