[Noisebridge-board] reply-to list, sigh Re: Study Hacktivism and Stereotypes

Andy Isaacson adi at hexapodia.org
Thu Aug 1 15:03:43 UTC 2013


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-andy

On Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 10:28:14AM +0100, Tom Lowenthal wrote:
> Is <board@> postable-to by non-subscribers, or are users expected to
> subscribe before posting?
> -Tom
> 
> On 30 July 2013 14:22, Andy Isaacson <adi at hexapodia.org> wrote:
> > I wonder why we have reply-to list on the board list. annoying.
> >
> > -andy
> >
> > On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 06:19:33AM -0700, Andy Isaacson wrote:
> >> CCing Leonie in case of unsubscription.
> >>
> >> -andy
> >>
> >> On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 02:16:11PM +0200, Tom Lowenthal wrote:
> >> > Hi Leonie
> >> >
> >> > The Noisebridge Board mailing list isn't really a decision-making
> >> > body: we mostly use it to organize and announce minutes of board
> >> > meetings which I am assured we are legally obliged to hold about once
> >> > per year. The board tries very hard to avoid actually running anything
> >> > around here: we generally suspect that that Noisebridge can take care
> >> > of itself without needing the awesome power of the board.
> >> >
> >> > If you really want to talk to the Noisebridge community, you should
> >> > email our general mailing list:
> >> > <noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net>. It's a high-volume list,
> >> > but definitely the best way to reach the community as a whole.
> >> > Anticipate "vibrant" conversation.
> >> >
> >> > Thanks for thinking of Noisebridge,
> >> > --
> >> > Tom Lowenthal
> >> > Noisebridge Secretary  |  +1 609-981-4957 | @noisebridge
> >> >
> >> > On 25 July 2013 18:59, Leonie Tanczer <ltanczer01 at qub.ac.uk> wrote:
> >> > > Dear Board-Members,
> >> > >
> >> > > I apologise for contacting you and using this mailing-list for my own
> >> > > research-purpose, however, I wanted to contact you before posting anything
> >> > > you do not appreciate on any of the more general mailing-lists. My name is
> >> > > Leonie Tanczer, I am currently MSc student in Political Psychology at
> >> > > Queen's University Belfast. I email you as I would like to politely ask if
> >> > > any female list-member has an interest in participating in my study on
> >> > > hacktivism and stereotypes and would have an interest in talking to me via
> >> > > Skype or any preferred service for an approximately one-hour long interview.
> >> > > Thus, I'd also like to ask if this information could be forwarded to any
> >> > > further members through the more general mailing-lists.
> >> > >
> >> > > (a) Research Question:
> >> > >
> >> > > How societal stereotypes affects the picture and discourse of politically
> >> > > motivated hackers (hacktivists)?
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > > (b) Aims of the research:
> >> > >
> >> > > To demonstrate that societal stereotypes about hacktivists (e.g., media) are
> >> > > existent within the community (External view)
> >> > >
> >> > > To show how hacktivist relate to these stereotypes / are aware of them
> >> > > (Internal view)
> >> > >
> >> > > To pick up in the interviews what others think of hacktivists – through that
> >> > > I get a sense of the public perception and can demonstrating that societal
> >> > > stereotypes about hacktivists affect hacktivists own talk and sense making
> >> > > about themselves (Internal view)
> >> > >
> >> > > To analyse how these stereotypes change what they are doing (Internal
> >> > > view/Comparison)
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > > (c) Participants:
> >> > >
> >> > > 10-12 Interviews with male (5) and female (5) hacktivists (German-English
> >> > > speaking).
> >> > >
> >> > > All of them have to define themselves as “hacktivists” (politically
> >> > > motivated hackers).
> >> > >
> >> > > Currently I am only missing one more female participant, thus, I would very
> >> > > much appreciate if someone would be interested to participate in an
> >> > > interview next week with me.
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > > (d) Method
> >> > >
> >> > > Foucauldian Discourse Analysis
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > > (e) How will confidentiality be ensured:
> >> > >
> >> > > All personal details about the participants, as well as the interview
> >> > > transcripts will be stored at and evaluated on the researchers personal,
> >> > > password-protected laptop only. No external hardware (e.g., different
> >> > > laptop, PC, USB) will be used to analyse the data and data will not be moved
> >> > > from the researchers laptop. Additionally, to guarantee security and
> >> > > anonymity, all the information will be encrypted based on the advanced
> >> > > encryption standard (AES 256bit) using the free open-source software
> >> > > Truecrypt.
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > > I would organise any time which suits the participants - though, the earlier
> >> > > the date -the better for me, as I am currently under immense time pressure
> >> > > and would like to start the analysis phase of my thesis.
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > > Here a link to a more detailed information and my PGP publik key:
> >> > > https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/13677106/Participant%20Information%20Sheet%20%28detailed%29.pdf
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > > I hope I provided enough information about my research and could either
> >> > > interest someone in participating in this study, or help me gaining contact
> >> > > to potential interview partners.
> >> > >
> >> > > Please feel free to contact me if you have more question and I would be
> >> > > thankful if you would come back to me.
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > > Sincerely
> >> > >
> >> > > Leonie Tanczer
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
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