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

Tom Lowenthal me at tomlowenthal.com
Wed Jul 31 09:28:14 UTC 2013


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-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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