[Noisebridge-discuss] Participants Wanted for Research (Help me do some thesis hacking!)

Stefan Friedel sgfriedel at gmail.com
Thu Mar 7 20:27:59 UTC 2013

Dear Noisebridge,

Hello, my name is Stefan Friedel, and I am a graduate student in the
Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences (MAPSS) at the
University of Chicago. I am conducting a study for my master’s thesis
looking at how people come together to form hackerspace communities,
and what makes hackerspaces such vibrant places of collaboration,
innovation, and social interaction.

I am looking for a wide variety of people (everyone from crafters and
artists to programmers and hardware engineers) to participate in a 2
hour interview, and to answer questions about their projects, their
opinions, and their experiences at the hackerspace. Participation in
this study is completely voluntary (please note that participants must
be 18 years or older), and there is no compensation being offered. For
anyone willing to participate though, I am happy to conduct the
interview over lunch or coffee (my expense!), assuming we conduct the
interview in person. Also, the interview can be shortened to
accommodate your schedule if needed.

I will be visiting Noisebridge (2169 Mission St., San Francisco, CA
94103), from Wednesday March 21st through Tuesday March 26th, then
back again for one day on Friday March 29th (flying out that evening).
If you are busy during that time but would still like to participate,
not to worry! Please contact me and we can arrange for an interview
over Skype or via chat.

If you are interested in participating in my project, or would like to
discuss the project in greater detail, please contact me at this
e-mail, or at sfriedel at uchicago.edu. I can also be reached by phone at
512-743-9692 (voice or text).

The principal investigator for this project is my advisor at the
University of Chicago, Michael Fisch. If you have any concerns or
feedback, please feel free to contact him at mfisch at uchicago.edu, or
to visit his website at



Stefan Friedel
E-mail: sfriedel at uchicago.edu
Phone: 512-743-9692
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/stefan-friedel/31/8b5/b83

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