Some — not all — projects completed or still being constructed. Websites, bots, videogames, e-literature, philosophical carpentry — other things made. Studios and places where I (have) work(ed). Improv and remix.
“Satoshi’s Broken Promise:
Conflicting Rhetorics in the Bitcoin Ecosystem” (2016)
This paper is an examination of the oft-made claim that bitcoin will ‘change the world’ by ushering in an era of secure, autonomous banking in agreement with cyber-libertarian ideology. Drawing on the work of Nathaniel Popper, Alexander Galloway, Robert Kutiŝ, Steve Holmes, James J. Brown Jr., and others, bitcoin is here analyzed as yet another digital artifact promising revolution while at the same time instituting its own brand of control.