Monthly Archives: October 2014

NYU Prof. and Bitcoin Expert to Speak at CMU

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Source: Kathy M. Newman, English Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

Time: Monday, October 27th, 4:30 PM.

Location: 100 Porter Hall is on the East end of Frew street, the street that runs behind the CMU campus and is also near Schenley drive. Find a place to park at Phipps conservatory or anywhere near the intersection of Frew Street and Schenley drive. There is also pay parking on Frew street but it is $2.25 per hour.

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 forthcomingObfuscation: 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.


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