I'm Dr. Bryan Behrenshausen, an independent scholar in Durham, North Carolina. I work for Red Hat, the world's largest open source software company, as a writer and editor on

Here's my resume, as well as a more formal CV.


A running list of my writing on open source culture is always available at I'll also post occasional updates and working notes at The Noisy Signal.

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.

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

Here's my ORCiD.


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 use services featuring strong encryption.

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



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