Apr.10

Online Anonymity

My Master’s thesis, successfully defended (without revisions) in February 2014. It deals with the possibilities that internet technologies have opened for public and anonymous public speech, and their impact on deliberative democracy. It is multidisciplinary and draws both from a technical knowledge of internet security and from political philosophy both ancient and modern. Supervised by Prof. Leah Bradshaw.

Research,Academic

Jun.10

Death of the Internet

An examination of the transition of the internet from a free and open space to one dominated by “gatekeepers.” Draws from Martin Heidegger and George Grant in building a theoretical picture of technological problems.

Research,Academic

Nov.10

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Apr.10

Conspiring in Plain Sight

This paper examines Immanuel Kant’s Publicity Principle, and how this idea may be stood on its head in the age of anonymous yet widely public internet-based political speech.

Research,Academic

Nov.11

Voter Turnout in Industrial Democracies

A quantitative search for the causes of declining voter turnout. A strong correlation was found with economic factors, such as the numbers of discouraged unemployed and wealth inequality, which could form the basis for a study to find a causal link.

Research,Academic