Month: February 2021

Doubt is the commodity and uncertainty the infrastructure: epistemic problems in disinformation theory

How accurately can you describe the point of view opposing yours on an issue that is core to your sense of who you are? I’m not talking about…

Waiting for the delivery man: Temporalities of addiction, withdrawal and the pleasures of dope time  

This is the draft text of an article I completed during our staff/student writing workshop, revised from earlier. Waiting for the delivery man: Temporalities of addiction, withdrawal and…

Front and backstage teaching

There has always been a theatrical, stagey element to lecturing. That is sometimes literally apparent. We teach in lecture theatres. In the gone before I regularly lectured from…

Are markets fundamentally irrational or just irrational right now? And is bitcoin becoming nice?

… there’s no real difference. If it’s irrational at any point it is fundamentally irrational. The answer depends on what a market is and what rationality/irrationality are. In…

Malware production through bricolage and scalar threats

We are well into the era of advanced, generation 2.0 types of malware. Adware, ransomware, cryptocurrency miners and others use social engineering and complex value chains with multiple functions…


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