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 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

bryan [at] semioticrobotic [dot] net

I prefer using encryption when corresponding by any of the following means:

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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