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Laura writes: I'm doing a study on genXers (and some genYers) who narrate their identity by embracing childhood cartoons and video games. People who proudly display/relive favorite childhood media through t-shirts, posters, stickers, figurines, or DVD purchases. I'm especially interested in the overlap with "geek" culture.
But I need more people to interview. So, if you or someone you know wears Transformers tees or owns the GI Joe box set or dressed up as Jem last Halloween, please contact me. If you're in [Bloomington, IL], I'd like to do a couple of face-to-face interviews; if not, we can do interviews over the phone or via email.
You can contact me at livinshu [at] indiana [dot] edu. And please, pass this along to any groovy geeks in your acquaintance.
Seeing as the Slashdot crowd tends to be groovy geeks, what do you think? Feel like giving this study a respectable sample size?
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