Datafication, Memory, Bio-Politics


Finn Brunton on Obfuscation

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Finn Brunton is an associate professor in Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University. He is the author of Spam: A Shadow History of the Internet (MIT, 2013) and Digital Cash: The Unknown History of the Anarchists, Technologists, and Utopians Who Created Cryptocurrency (Princeton, 2019), and the co-author of Obfuscation: A User’s Guide for Privacy and Protest (with Helen Nissenbaum, MIT, 2015) and Communication (with Mercedes Bunz and Paula Bialski, meson/University of Minnesota, 2019). His articles and papers have been published in venues including Radical Philosophy, Artforum, The Guardian, and Representations.

Please note, this interview is low tech. It was recorded during Covid19 lockdown.