writing

Books

Spam: A Shadow History of the Internet (MIT Press, 2013). Winner of the 2013 PROSE Award in Computing & Information Sciences. Japanese edition. Some reviews and conversations: Evgeny Morozov, Wall St. Journal / Steven Poole, The Guardian / Oliver Burkeman, The Guardian / Kevin Driscoll, Los Angeles Review of Books / Jennifer Golbeck, Science / The Editors, Scientific American / Houman Barekat, The Millions / Michael Saler, The Nation / Scott McLemee, Inside Higher Ed / Jean-Christophe Plantin, INA Global / James Grimmelmann, Cyberlaw JOTWELL / Sarah Rothbard, Slate / Robert Barry, Review 31 / John Gilbey, Times Higher Education / Fabio Chiusi, L’Espresso / Scott Simon, NPR.

Obfuscation: A User’s Guide for Privacy and Protest (MIT Press, 2015), co-authored with Helen Nissenbaum.

Articles and Chapters

Speculative Currencies: Histories and Futures in Utopian Money. Under review

Notes from /dev/null. Internet Histories 2017 (in press)

The Extortion Stack. Limn 2017 (in press)

Spam (book chapter). The SAGE Handbook of Web History. SAGE, 2017 (in press)

Hello From Earth. In In Search of Media series, Leuphana University of Lüneburg: Meson Press, 2017 (in press)

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

WeChat / Weixin / 微信. In Appified (ed. Jeremy Wade-Morris and Sarah Murray). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2017 (in press)

Making People and Influencing Friends: Citation Networks and the Appearance of Significance. In Gaming Metrics, 2017 (in press)

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

Une Histoire du Spam: Le revers de la communauté en ligne. Translation of “Constitutive Interference: Spam and Online Communities” (Representations 117, Winter 2012) by Nona Libbrecht-Carey. In La revue Résaux 197-198, March-April 2016

Keeping the Books Limn 6, March 2016

The Entropy Archives Limn 6, March 2016

Où tu vas, j’y serai toujours. In Extra Fantômes, catalog for La Gaîté lyrique, April 2016

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. ECSSR (Abu Dhabi), 2015

An Affair to Remember Artforum, December 2015

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

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

The Canon Cat: Processing Advanced Work. With Lori Emerson. Vlak: Contemporary Poetics and the Arts, 2015

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

The Hidden Variable Artforum, November 2014

Culture Digitally: Spam, and the Challenge of Chasing Shadows. With Kevin Driscoll and Tarleton Gillespie. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media 58(4), 2014, p. 687-697. (Also published in Culture Digitally, January 7, 2014)

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

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

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

More Problems More Money Artforum, February 2014

Kleptography Radical Philosophy 183, Jan/Feb 2014. Reprinted in The Guardian, January 7, 2014

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

Insecurity Systems Artforum, October 2013

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. Routledge, 2013

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

Chris Marker, 1921-2012: Future Anterior Radical Philosophy 176, Nov/Dec 2012

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

Constitutive Interference: Spam and Networked Communities Representations 117, Winter 2012

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

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

After WikiLeaks, Us The New Everyday, April 4, 2011

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

Manners of Unfolding With Processing artists and Prof. Laura Marks. Companion site for Enfoldment and Infinity (MIT, 2010)

Barricade/Labyrinth: Ten Years of Read/Writing Walter Benjamin Personal project, 2010