IamA new Chair of Electronic Frontiers Australia. AMA
Edit: Thanks everyone, especially Matthew "The Griller" Rimmer! This has been great! We hope to see you at our inaugural Speak Out with Senator Scott Ludlam on December 9th discussing positive digital rights.
G'day! I am Dr Sean Rintel, the new Chair of Electronic Frontiers Australia, your friendly neighbourhood disgrace, contributor to The Conversation, and a Lecturer in Strategic Communication at The University of Queensland.
I'll be available for you to AMA in /r/IamA from 8:30pm NSW,VIC,TAS; 8pm SA; 7:30pm QLD; 7pm NT; 5:30pm WA. Oh, and 4:30am USA EST, for the early-birds, confused, and shift-workers.
I've been online since around 1993, which I believe in Internet years makes me 1bacon old. I started on bulletin boards, moved over the the Internet with Pine and Lynx, written HTML pages perpetually under-construction and best designed for every browser since Mosaic. I tend to research interaction in Internet communication technologies: IRC, forums, videoconferencing. I also like writing about memes.
You can AMA, but here are few starters: EFA; Online freedom, access, and privacy; Internet culture; Academia - in the US and Australia; Aikido; Lindy Hop; How crazily expensive it is to bring a cat from the US to Australia... and, again, EFA.
About EFA - and why I'm doing this AMA:
EFA has been Australia's voice for digital freedom, access, and privacy since 1994. In our 20th year, we want EFA to become Australia's strongest voice for your online rights. So we are upping our visibility and value to members and the public.
To that end, we are embarking on a range of initiatives, starting with monthly Google Hangouts on Air with leaders in online rights from Australia and Internationally. Our inaugural Speak Out guest will be Senator Scott Ludlam on December 9th discussing positive digital rights. We'd love to see you there.
In the meantime, AMA!
Proof for the record, to keep blasto_blastocyst happy: http://i.imgur.com/k8pHVzj.jpg
Original Proof: http://imgur.com/a/Pyqv0#0