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.


Occasionally I make entries in my public notebook. 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." 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 the Managing Editor for the journal Cultural Studies and 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 Twitter, GitHub, and Reddit.


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