[rohrpost] Hacker/Coder gesucht

Krystian Woznicki kw at berlinergazette.de
Mit Apr 13 08:33:17 CEST 2011

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Betreff: 	[reflect-info] Looking for interview partners: hacktivists/coders
Datum: 	Tue, 12 Apr 2011 23:03:55 +0200
Von: 	anna boecker <annaboecker at googlemail.com> 
<mailto:annaboecker at googlemail.com>
An: 	reflect-info at listi.jpberlin.de <mailto:reflect-info at listi.jpberlin.de>
CC: 	Braybrooke.k at gmail.com <mailto:Braybrooke.k at gmail.com>


eine Bekannte sucht kurzfristig Interviewpartner_innen: Hackers/Coders.
Bitte meldet euch direkt bei ihr:Braybrooke.k at gmail.com  <mailto:Braybrooke.k at gmail.com>
Gerne weiterleiten!


I am researching a new generation of women between the ages of about 20
and 32, often dubbed 'hacktivists' or 'culturejammers', that are part of
hacking and open source communities. In addition to championing typical
technical coder knowledge, they are also known to work as
anti-capitalist artists, community builders and Creative Commons
evangelists. They represent an emerging movement which has been
formative in the organization of hackathons and tech salons that mix
traditionally subversive hacktivism with open source programming,
thereby changing the meaning of politicized terms like 'hacker' and 'coder'.

> From April to August 2011, as part of my MSc thesis in Digital
Anthropology / Internet Theory from University College London (UCL), I
am looking for female representatives from London and Berlin to help me
undertake an immersive ethnography into these new hacker subcultures. I
am particularly interested in whether they feel they have affected -- or
have been affected by -- these environments, in comparison to an
infamous 2006 study by Bernhard Krieger and James Leach, which found
that only 1.5% of F/LOSS ("free/libre/open source") community members
were female.

I will be visiting Berlin from the 14th to the 24th of April and would
love to talk with any female coders / hackers in the area. If interested
please contact Kat Braybrooke<mailto:Braybrooke.k at gmail.com>  and feel
free to forward to others.