Category: Study Notes

Early Bitcoin Surveys

Early Bitcoin Surveys

I sporadically get asked for access to the primary data from two surveys I did with Bitcoin community members in 2013 and 2014, so for the sake of posterity (and future requests), here it is. 2013 Survey: full data, cleaned data 2014 Survey: full data For context – during this period I was writing a…

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Cutting Room Floor

Cutting Room Floor

The biohacking video I’ve been making for film class is finished. Some observations for anyone making a film… 1 — I fully understood the importance of filming cutaways, and filmed lots of them. However, there was a disparity between the kind of footage I filmed (background details, close-ups of equipment) and the footage I actually…

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Coding Freedom — Gabriella Coleman

Coding Freedom — Gabriella Coleman

In the spirit of the movement it describes, I am “open sourcing” my reading notes on Gabriella Coleman’s excellent book Coding Freedom, an anthropological study of the Debian community and the wider software ecosystem in which it operates.  I’ll also leave the Google Docs version open for anyone in case anyone might find it useful.…

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Pierre Bourdieu — Distinction (Part I)

Pierre Bourdieu — Distinction (Part I)

A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste In this book Bourdieu argues that cultural choice, or taste, is closely related to social position. The thesis is built on a series of surveys and interviews conducted in France in 1963 and 1967-68, but as I read it, everything still feels relevant to the 2012 Anglosphere.…

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