Cryptocurrencies, Technologies of Trust, and a Decentralized Future
Finn Brunton is a scholar of the relationships between society, culture and information technology. He focuses on the adoption, adaptation, modification and misuse of digital media and hardware; privacy, information security, and encryption; network subcultures; hardware literacy; and obsolete and experimental media platforms. He is the author of Spam: A Shadow History of the Internet (MIT 2013), the forthcoming Obfuscation: A User’s Guide (co-authored with Helen Nissenbaum, MIT 2015), and with numerous articles and talks. Brunton received an MA from the European Graduate School (Saas-Fee, Switzerland) and a PhD from the University of Aberdeen’s Centre for Modern Thought. Prior to his NYU appointment, he was an Assistant Professor of Information at the University of Michigan’s School of Information.