18 May 2016

Hello! I’m a writer, teacher, speaker, and assistant professor (CV) in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU. I work on the history and theory of computing and digital media technologies.

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 working on the next book right now: a history of digital cash, utopian currencies, and the near future. I keep an occasional notebook of interesting things at Passing Current.

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