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Geek culture, pt. 2 Mar. 11th, 2007 @ 08:32 pm
Hey there boys and girls,

I am looking for

1) People who consider themselves geeks

2) People who have hobbies which they know are considered geeky but do NOT consider themselves geeks


(for school)

I am going to X-post this all over the planet, but if you fall into one of those categories (I fall into the first, so don't be shy) EMAIL ME ASAP AT jtp05@hampshire.edu or hell, even CALL me at 708.567.6782.


There are like a million of you, I know it, and you know what to do.


"You can't stop the signal!"
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Feb. 4th, 2007 @ 11:34 am
Dear UMass Geeks,

You have no idea how extremely psyched I was to find this community. I hope some of you are still watching it.

Here's the deal: I am a second-year Hampshire College student. My Div II, or major, is on geek culture. Before you go, "WHO MAJORS IN GEEK CULTURE ZOMG THAT IS NOT A REAL MAJOR," let me explain. I am studying cultural anthropology and computer science. Since my Div III (thesis) and possible career is going to be a monthly magazine on and about geek culture, etc., I am also studying journalism. I am a geek, and mostly, I just wanted to do something with my life that would involve meeting and interacting with geeks all the time.

This semester I am taking a class called critical ethnography. When I told my teacher that my chosen community to study was the geek community, she assumed that I had labelled a bunch of people geeks and intended to study them. She had yet to hear of people self identifying themselves as geeks, and I think a lot of people have similar misunderstandings. I am interested in how geeks define themselves (what makes a geek a geek) and other various things you'd think of when it comes to cultural studies: what are values the geek culture upholds, what are common hobbies, careers, religions (or non).

My long term goal is to strengthen the geek community, globally, through the magazine mentioned above, conventions, and other means of connecting (and possibly bringing more confidence to) geek culture everywhere.

Anyway, for my ethnography project, and for my own enjoyment, I'd like to meet you, and geek out with you. I am looking for some formal interviews, but also just to chill. If you are interested in anything I've said, email me back @ jtp05@hampshire.edu or comment here.


(This entry will be X-posted in various forms in various LJ communities for the 5-college area)
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful

Feb. 3rd, 2006 @ 08:29 pm
Where have all the geeks gone?

Anime Boston 2006. Jul. 29th, 2005 @ 08:46 am
Registration is going on right now,www.animeboston.com, and you can do it through paypal. It's $30 untill August 1st. Anyone planning on going besides little old me? xP

May. 2nd, 2005 @ 10:10 pm
Woo! Yay interaction on the UMass Geeks community >D that is hardcore.

I live in Lakeville, which is the last stop on the commuter rail from Boston, and it is really, really, boring here, so I can't wait to get out.

So I love anime and own quite a bit because I am a whore. I, too, <3 Bebop and FLCL and I have just returned yesterday from AnimeBoston05, which was a little lame this year, but still good because two of my friends were 18 and bought porn, as well as one who wasn't who didn't get carded. He got tentacle porn. Tentacle porn! Who can resist that? Certainly not me.

And I, too, and planning on majoring in computer science, though I am as of yet undeclared. I specialize in web design and run my own business (Righteous! Web Design). It is superawesomecool (all one word).

I'll try to give a more extensive bio later because I need to get off the computer for bed.

And PS, there's no good anime on cable anyway. All the stuff during the day is crap and all the good stuff plays after midnight, so if you're like me and obsessive about sleep, then you can't watch it because it only plays on SCHOOL NIGHTS, except for Saturday. The only shows I watch on cable are CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) and baseball (GO SOX!!!). Yes.
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