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PREVIEW: CLASH! #33—Politics of Bitcoin and Internet Addiction, with David Golumbia
For non-subscribers, here is a 20+ minute preview of CLASH! podcast episode 33 with Nathan Myers interviewing David Golumbia, professor the author of "The Politics of Bitcoin: Software As Right-Wing Extremism" and "The Cultural Logic of Computation"

Advocates of computers make sweeping claims for their inherently transformative power: new and different from previous technologies, they are sure to resolve many of our existing social problems, and perhaps even to cause a positive political revolution.

In The Cultural Logic of Computation, David Golumbia, who worked as a software designer for more than ten years, argues that computers are cultural" all the way down"-that there is no part of the apparent technological transformation that is not shaped by historical and... he pursues two parallel lines of argument. The first is that the dominant cultural discourse about computers, which he dubs" computationalism," provides legitimacy for conservative, authoritarian....

The Politics of Bitcoin: Software as Right-Wing Extremism

Since its introduction in 2009, Bitcoin has been widely promoted as a digital currency that will revolutionize everything from online commerce to the nation-state. Yet supporters of Bitcoin and its blockchain technology subscribe to a form of cyberlibertarianism that depends to a surprising extent on far-right political thought. The Politics of Bitcoin exposes how much of the economic and political thought on which this cryptocurrency is based emerges from ideas that travel the gamut, from Milton Friedman, F.A. Hayek, and Ludwig von Mises to Federal Reserve conspiracy theorists

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