I'm Bryan Behrenshausen, a writer and doctoral candidate in the Department of Communication at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where I work on cultural studies of informatic technologies. I try to think conjuncturally about how the concept of information gets articulated differently across multiple discourses and domains.

Here's my CV. I also have an ORCiD.


Journals like Games and Culture and New Media & Society have published my research. I'm also Managing Editor for the journal Cultural Studies.

I've recently completed my doctoral dissertation, Information in Formation, about the cultural politics of "information." I'll link to it when it's available in my university's official archive.

I care deeply about software freedom, and on the Web I write and podcast about open source projects.

I also maintain The Noisy Signal, a blog that tracks glitches, frictions, tensions, and uncertainties in the Information Age. It's part of the Svbtle network.


Department of Communication
CB# 3285
115 Bingham Hall
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3285

You can reach me at two email addresses. Here they are, along with their corresponding PGP keys. I prefer receiving encrypted email.

You might consider connecting with me on a mobile messaging service. I prefer services that feature strong encryption.

I also tend to hang out on IRC. Just ping semioticrobotic on Freenode.


I never really took to the "social media" thing. But you can find me in the following places:


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