I'm Dr. Bryan Behrenshausen, a writer and editor in Durham, North Carolina.

I work for Red Hat, the world's largest open source software company, on Here's my resume, as well as a more formal CV.


Occasionally I make entries in my public notebook. And a running list of my writing on open source culture is always available at

I've recently completed my doctoral dissertation, Information in Formation, about the cultural politics of "information." You can read a complete text in the Carolina Digital Repository.

Journals like Games and Culture, New Media & Society, and Cultural Studies have published my research. I'm also a production editor at Capacious. Here's my ORCiD.


Sending me email is the easiest way to contact me. I prefer receiving encrypted messages. Use PGP key 96516AA0 to send me one.

You might also consider connecting with me on a mobile messaging service. In that case, find me on services featuring strong encryption. I prefer Signal.

For public communication, simply find me on Freenode as semioticrobotic.


You can follow me at GitHub, Reddit, and Twitter.


I've hand-coded this site in HTML5; for best results, view everything in a standards-compliant browser. Site code is public. Dropplets powers my public notebook.