This month, I’m focused on getting a few big presentations ready, and writing a three large projects. I’m trying not to get interested in anything new (which is hard, because there’s so many good and interesting things!), but instead to produce something from all of my questioning last semester.

I have assigned reading to do, of course, but over the next 4 months, I’m going to be reading and writing exclusively in the following areas (or I’ll never get anything done):

  • epistemological structures of computing systems & their parallels to non-computing systems (aka, blockchain and whisper networks)
  • the boundaries of an ethical engineer’s abilities and responsibilities
  • ethical demographic data collection in (open source) technology communities

Below is a list of books and articles I read this month.
Bartlett, R. D. (2017, September 8). Blockchain Doesnt Decentralise Power. Retrieved January 3, 2018, from
Bernstein, M. (1997). Celebration and suppression: The strategic uses of identity by the lesbian and gay movement. American Journal of Sociology, 103(3), 531–565.
Building A Cultural Dialogue Around The Permanent, Blockchain Web. (n.d.). Retrieved January 3, 2018, from
Carlson, W. B. (2013). Innovation and the Modern Corporation. Companion Encyclopedia of Science in the Twentieth Century, 203.
Dupont, Q. (2017). Blockchain Identities: Notational Technologies for Control and Management of Abstracted Entities. Metaphilosophy, 48(5), 634–653.
Fitzgerald, D. (1997). Mastering Nature and Yeoman. In Science in the 20th Century. Taylor and Francis.
Goodwin, J., & Jasper, J. (Eds.). (2003). The Social Movements Reader: Cases and Concepts. Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub.
Harris, F. C. (2006). It Takes a Tragedy to Arouse Them: Collective Memory and Collective Action during the Civil Rights Movement. Social Movement Studies, 5(1), 19–43.
Jarvie, K., Rolan, G., & Soyka, H. (2017). Why ‘radical recordkeeping’? Archives and Manuscripts, 45(3), 173–175.
Lansing, J. S. (2012). Perfect order: recognizing complexity in Bali. Princeton University Press.
McAdam, D., & Kloos, K. (2014). Deeply Divided: racial politics and social movements in postwar America. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Mendelsohn, E. (2013). Science, scientists, and the military. Science in the Twentieth Century, 175–202.
Pestre, D. (2013). Science, political power and the state. Science in the Twentieth Century, 61–76.
Porter, T. M. (2003). The management of society by numbers. Companion to Science in the Twentieth Century, 97–110.
Reger, J., Myers, D. J., & Einwohner, R. L. (Eds.). (2008). Identity work in social movements. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
Tekobbe, C., & McKnight, J. C. (2016). Indigenous cryptocurrency: Affective capitalism and rhetorics of sovereignty. First Monday, 21(10). Retrieved from
Williams, J. E. (2002). Linking Beliefs to collective action: politicized religious beliefs and the civil rights movement. Sociological Forum, 17, 203–222.