These are works in progress about which I very much welcome feedback—just please don’t quote from or cite them until they’re published.
- Perverse Attraction: Idolatry, Pornography, and the Making of Infrastructure
- Innovation Amnesia: A General Theory
- Web3 Is the Opportunity We Have Had All Along
- Is Democracy Sacred? Case Studies in Political Imagination
- Homesteading on a Superhighway: The Californian Ideology and Everyday Politics
These are ongoing projects that support research and organizing efforts.
- CommunityRule – a governance toolkit for great communities
- Modpol – a governance system prototype for the multiplayer game Minetest
These are places where I gather notes from ongoing projects. They may or may not be useful to anyone else.
I see using free, libre, open-source software as an integral part of how I do the work of contributing to the knowledge commons. These are some of the tools and communities that I work with:
- Cloudron – Manages the self-hosted cloud tools we run at the Media Enterprise Design Lab (not entirely open source)
- DokuWiki – A simple wiki platform based on flat text files, which I use for my syllabus repository
- Emacs – My main writing environment, a programmable terminal-based text editor first developed in 1976
- Jitsi – Web-based audio/video conference software
- LibreOffice – When it’s necessary to use a full-featured word processor, this program can interact with a wide variety of formats
- Manjaro – Linux-based operating system that makes the Arch family accessible for civilians
- Markdown – A markup language for writing documents in plain text, capable of exporting to a bewildering range of formats with Pandoc
- May First Movement Technology – Social-justice oriented web hosting and cloud services through a member-governed cooperative
- Mozilla – Developer of such essential tools as Firefox and Thunderbird
- NextCloud – A cloud-services platform that keeps you in control of your data
- Pandoc – Document conversion tool (markdown -> everything) created by a philosophy professor
- Piwik – Self-hosted website analytics
- Reveal.js – Pretty HTML slides
- Riseup.net – Online communication tools for people and groups working on social change
- System76 – A Denver-based manufacturer of open-hardware, Linux-based computers and the Pop!_OS operating system
- Twidere – Multi-account microblogging mobile app with support for Twitter and Mastodon
- Wallabag – A self-hosted read-it-later platform with accompanying smartphone apps
- WordPress – The blogging platform that, thanks to a vast developer community, can now do pretty much anything else
- Xfce – Lightweight desktop environment for GNU/Linux
- Zotero – Essential bibliography manager that works well with Pandoc
For more on my rationale, see this interview with LinuxRig.com and this essay for The New Republic.