This is a blog about technology, politics, economics, and philosophy — an open notebook on these subjects. It is informal. It is a ranty, or ideally conversational, blog. I reserve the right to write badly here. It is full of first impressions and therefore mistakes.

I post notes about what I’m reading lately and how it connects with other ideas I’ve encountered. The writing here sometimes winds up being the raw material for more polished publications. Most of the time I’m writing here to try to figure something out.

This is me:

Sebastian Benthall

I am a scientist, research engineer, and technology policy scholar. I am an NSF-funded principal investigator at the Information Law Institute at NYU School of Law. I build open source scientific software as a research method. I hold a PhD in Information Management and Systems from UC Berkeley. You can read more about my work on my professional web site.

I tweet as @sbenthall.

I live in New York with my wife and son.