7 January 2017

Hello. My name is Finn Brunton. I’m an assistant professor in Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU (CV), where I work on the history and theory of computing and digital media technologies. Here is all my writing and the syllabi for my classes.

You can email me at f at this domain. Assume all email is effectively public! If you need to discuss anything confidential with me, email me for a phone number and we’ll communicate over Signal or WhatsApp, or in person. (Once we’re in touch, we can coordinate OnionShare for confidential files.)

I wrote Spam: A Shadow History of the Internet (MIT, 2013), and co-wrote Obfuscation: A User’s Guide for Privacy and Protest (MIT, 2015) with Helen Nissenbaum. I’m finishing the next book right now: a history of digital cash, utopian currencies, and the near future. I also write an occasional newsletter, Passing Current, about interesting things.

My sister Tess makes brilliant comics. Aside from work, I love mountains, forests, deserts, the red-tailed hawks in my neighborhood, and many other things.