Category Archives: Block chain

intention and its discontents

In light of the DAO hack (here’s a tl;dr for those not in the know), a lot of people have been talking about intention — the role that conscious will, something we generally ascribe to humans, should play in code-based organizations that are designed to be run without centralized human oversight. The logic goes that […]

it’s still summertime

Many miles of driving later — I’m in New York!   Like many of my friends, I’m finding that both watching and ignoring the media are really painful things to do right now. Looking forward to heading back South in a few weeks, but home is an OK place to be at the moment. It feels a little tone […]

note

At the very beginning of my PhD research — which formally begins in August — here’s some stuff I hope to be working on: The  all-encompassing directive of transparency, in particular the role of interiority and personal myth-making in the “post-privacy” age. Power differentials between individuals and institutions re: surveillance and data gathering. Social issues of blockchain development and other “Web […]

Blockchains!

I also covered the Inaugural DC Blockchain Summit for Coindesk; you can read the article here.  My trip to DC had a dual function: I’ll be presenting a paper about blockchain tech at the Theorizing the Web conference in New York City next month and initially was only going to to the blockchain summit for […]

The Orrery

Last month I bought a copy of The Only Dance There Is, a collection of talks given by Ram Dass in 1970. Not a bad thing to read during the holy season. I don’t follow any particular organized religion, but my spirituality is who I am. It informs everything I do. I spend a lot […]

Happy New Year

It’s 2016! I just wanted to write a quick post about what I’ve been up to, since it’s been a while. I’ve been running around a bit: I moved to Asheville, North Carolina from my apartment in New Jersey at the beginning of September, returned to New York for a month in December, and moved […]