Digital Cash: The Unknown History of the Anarchists, Utopians, and Technologists Who Created Cryptocurrency. Princeton University Press, Spring 2019 (in press)

Obfuscation: A User’s Guide for Privacy and Protest. With Helen Nissenbaum. MIT Press, 2015
Polish language translation: Zmyl Trop. PWN, 2016

Spam: A Shadow History of the Internet. MIT Press, April 2013
Winner of the 2013 PROSE Award in Computing & Information Sciences.
Japanese language translation: スパム[spam]:インターネットのダークサイド. Kawade, 2015


“Notes from /dev/null.” Internet Histories 1:1-2, March 2017

“The Extortion Stack.” Limn 8, February 2017

“Keeping the Books: Inside the Blockchain.” Limn 6, March 2016

“The Canon Cat: Processing Advanced Work.” With Lori Emerson. Vlak: Contemporary Poetics and the Arts (5), May 2015

“Kleptography.” Radical Philosophy 183, Jan/Feb 2014
Reprinted as “The Art of Security,” in The Guardian, January 7, 2014

“Constitutive Interference: Spam and Networked Communities.” Representations 117, Winter 2012
Published in translation as: “Une Histoire du Spam: Le revers de la communauté en ligne.” La revue Résaux 197-198, March-April 2016

“The Walled City: ‘Cannot One Dream of a Computer Hypothesis?’” Radical Philosophy 175, Sept/Oct 2012

“Vernacular Resistance to Data Collection and Analysis: A Political Theory of Obfuscation.” With Helen Nissenbaum. First Monday vol 16, no 5, May 2011

“Keyspace: Reflections on WikiLeaks and the Assange Papers.” Radical Philosophy 166, Mar/Apr 2011

“‘Roar So Wildly’: Spam, Language, Technology.” Radical Philosophy 164, Nov/Dec 2010


“Making People and Influencing Friends: Citation Networks and the Appearance of Significance.” In: Metrics & Misconduct: New Ecologies of Academic Research (ed. Mario Biagioli, Alexandra Lippmann). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2019 (in press)

“Hacking.” In: Handbook of Digital Media and Communication (ed. Leah Lievrouw, Brian Loader). New York: Routledge, 2019 (in press)

“Spam.” In: The SAGE Handbook of Web History (ed. Niels Brügger, Ian Milligan). Los Angeles: SAGE Publications, 2018 (in press)

“Hello From Earth.” In: Communication (ed. Wendy Chun, Mercedes Bunz, Timon Beyes, Goetz Bachmann). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, October 2018 (in press)

“WeChat / Weixin / 微信.” In: Appified: The Culture of Mundane Software (ed. Jeremy Wade-Morris and Sarah Murray). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2018

“Silver.” In: Paid: Tales of Dongles, Checks, and Other Money Stuff (ed. Bill Maurer, Lana Swartz). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, April 2017

“Où tu vas, j’y serai toujours.” In: Extra Fantômes (ed. Clémence Seurat). La Gaîté lyrique: Paris, 2016 (also available in English)

“The Bitcoin Protocol: Long-Term Promises and Dangers of Cryptocurrencies.” In: Technology: Impacts, Challenges and the Future, The Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (conference proceedings). ECSSR (Abu Dhabi), 2015

“Tempting Information.” In: The Rumours of the World: Rethinking Trust in the Age of the Internet (ed. Omar Kholeif). London: Sternberg, 2015

“Heat Exchanges.” In: The MoneyLab Reader: An Intervention in Digital Economy (ed. Geert Lovink, Nathaniel Tkacz, Patricia de Vries). Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures, 2015

“Closer to the Metal.” With Gabriella Coleman. In: Media Technologies: Essays on Communication, Materiality, and Society (ed. Tarleton Gillespie, Pablo Boczkowski, Kirsten Foot). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2014

“Political and Ethical Perspectives on Data Obfuscation.” With Helen Nissenbaum. In: Privacy, Due Process and the Computational Turn: The Philosophy of Law Meets the Philosophy of Technology (ed. Mireille Hildebrandt, Katja De Vries). New York: Routledge, 2013


“Roundtable on Digital Advertising.” Advertising & Society Quarterly 18:1, 2017

“Scholarrrh interview! avec Finn Brunton.” Tracés: Revue de Sciences Humaines, June 25, 2014

“Spam, and the Challenge of Chasing Shadows.” Culture Digitally, January 2014


"Harvard Should be Ashamed to Rescind Chelsea Manning's Fellowship," Fortune, September 18 2017

“Petit guide de conversation avec les extraterrestres: Une autre histoire de l’intelligence artificielle.” Le Monde diplomatique, August 2016

“The Entropy Archives.” Limn 6, March 2016

“How to Hide in Plain Sight: A Visual Essay.” Public Books, December 2015

“An Affair to Remember.” Artforum, December 2015

“Brian Krebs, Spam Nation” (book review). Le monde diplomatique, January 7, 2015

“The Hidden Variable.” Artforum, November 2014

“Une histoire du spam.” Le Monde diplomatique, March 2014. (Available in English and other languages — including Esperanto!)

“More Money More Problems.” Artforum, February 2014

“Insecurity Systems.” Artforum, October 2013

“The Long, Weird History of the Nigerian E-Mail Scam.” Boston Globe, May 19, 2013

“Chris Marker: 1921-2012.” Radical Philosophy 176, Nov/Dec 2012

“After WikiLeaks, Us.” The New Everyday, April 4, 2011


“Summa Technologiae (Stanislaw Lem).” Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, May 2014


“Manners of Unfolding”: Collaborated with Processing artists and Prof. Laura U. Marks to create a companion site for Enfoldment and Infinity (MIT Press, 2010)

“Barricade/Labyrinth: Ten Years of Reading and Writing Walter Benjamin”: Archival design project for unfinished Walter Benjamin manuscript (2010)