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Quinn DuPont

CV Research Associate, Postdoctoral Fellow
qdupont@uw.edu
Mary Gates Hall 310

Specialization

  • cryptography and cybersecurity
  • history of science and technology
  • human and social dimensions of technology

Biography

Quinn DuPont studies human and social dimensions of cybersecurity, cryptography, and code. He is cur­rently a Re­search As­so­ci­ate at the School of In­for­ma­tion, Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton. He has a PhD in In­for­ma­tion Sci­ence (Toronto), and is an ALA-ac­cred­ited li­brar­ian (West­ern), with a decade of in­dus­try ex­pe­ri­ence as a Se­nior In­for­ma­tion Spe­cial­ist at IBM, an IT con­sul­tant, and a us­abil­ity and ex­pe­ri­ence de­signer. His cur­rent re­search fo­cuses on Bit­coin, cryp­tocur­ren­cies, and blockchain tech­nolo­gies. He is a mem­ber of the Stan­dards Coun­cil of Canada, ISO, and IEEE blockchain stan­dard­iza­tion com­mit­tees.

His forth­com­ing book, Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains (Polity), is a schol­arly sur­vey of cryp­tocur­ren­cies and blockchain tech­nolo­gies in so­ci­ety.

Education

  • Ph D, Information Science, University of Toronto, 2016
  • MA, Philosophy, University of Toronto, 2007
  • MLIS, University of Western Ontario, 2007
  • BA, Philosophy, University of Victoria, 2005

Memberships

  • Society for the Social Study of Science
  • Special Interest Group: Computers in Society
  • The Association for Computers and the Humanities
  • Society for the History of Technology
  • Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory

Publications and Contributions

  • Book, Scholarly-New
    Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains (2018)
    Author: Isaac Quinn Dupont
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    Cryptographic Media (2018)
    Second International Handbook of Internet Research Author: Isaac Quinn Dupont
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    The Cryptological Origins of Machine Translation, from al-Kindi to Weaver (2018)
    Amodern Author: Isaac Quinn Dupont
  • Website
    Alice and Bob: A History of the World’s Most Famous Cryptographic Couple (2017)
    Authors: Isaac Quinn Dupont, Alana Cattapan
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Blockchain identities: Notational technologies for control and management of abstracted entities (2017)
    , Volume 48, Issue 5, Page 634–653 Author: Isaac Quinn Dupont
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    Experiments in Governance: An ethnography of “The DAO,” a failed Decentralized Autonomous Organization (2017)
    Bitcoin and Beyond: The Challenges and Opportunities of Blockchains for Global Governance Author: Isaac Quinn Dupont
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    The Printing Press and Cryptography: Alberti and the Dawn of a Notational Epoch (2017)
    A Material History of Medieval and Early Modern Ciphers: Cryptography and the History of Literacy Author: Isaac Quinn Dupont
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Towards a Philosophy of Financial Technologies (2017)
    Philosophy and Technology Authors: Isaac Quinn Dupont, Mark Coeckelbergh, Wessel Reijers
  • Website
    Cryptographic Identities (2016)
    Fabric of Digital Life Author: Isaac Quinn Dupont
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Edge Cryptography and the Co-Development of Computer Networks and Cybersecurity (2016)
    IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, Volume 38, Issue 4, Page 55-73 Authors: Isaac Quinn Dupont, Bradley Fidler
  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    Liquid Diet: Is Soylent Really the Cyberfeminism Food of Our Dreams? (2016)
    This Magazine Author: Isaac Quinn Dupont
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Moving Forward, Looking Back: Taking Canadian Feminist Histories Online (2016)
    Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture, and Social Justice, Volume 37, Issue 2, Page 225-237 Authors: Isaac Quinn Dupont, Alana Cattapan
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Ordering Space: Alternative Views of ICT and Geography (2016)
    First Monday, Volume 21, Issue 8 Authors: Isaac Quinn Dupont, Yuri Takhteyev
  • Book, Chapter in Non-Scholarly Book-New
    Otherness and Order (2016)
    A Line, However Short, Has An Infinite Number Of Points Author: Isaac Quinn Dupont
  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    Why Apple Isn’t Acting in the Public’s Interest [Op-Ed] (2016)
    Christian Science Monitor Author: Isaac Quinn Dupont
  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    It’s Time to Rethink Polarizing Encryption Debate [Op Ed] (2015)
    Christian Science Monitor Author: Isaac Quinn Dupont
  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    Ledgers and Law in the Blockchain (2015)
    King’s Review Authors: Isaac Quinn Dupont, Bill Maurer
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    The Politics of Cryptography: Bitcoin and the Ordering Machines (2014)
    The Journal of Peer Production, Volume 1, Issue 4 Author: Isaac Quinn Dupont
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Unlocking the Digital Crypt: Exploring a Framework for Cryptographic Reading and Writing (2014)
    Scholarly and Research Communication, Volume 5, Issue 2, Page 1-7 Author: Isaac Quinn Dupont
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Cracking the Agrippa Code: Creativity Without Destruction (2013)
    Scholarly and Research Communication, Volume 4, Issue 13, Page 1-8 Author: Isaac Quinn Dupont
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Retrocomputing as Preservation and Remix (2013)
    Library Hi Tech, Volume 31, Issue 2, Page 355-70 Authors: Yuri Takhteyev, Isaac Quinn Dupont
  • Website
    Cracking the Agrippa Code (2012)
    Author: Isaac Quinn Dupont

Presentations

  • Algorithmic Governance: A Study of Blockchain Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (2017)
    Leuphana University - Lüneburg, Germany
  • Alice and Bob: A Critical History (2017)
    Canadian Society for Digital Humanities (CSDH/SCHN) - Toronto, Ontario
  • Alice and Bob: A Critical History of Cryptography’s Most Famous Couple (2017)
    ETCL Brown Bag Lecture Series - Victoria, British Columbia
  • Alice and Bob: A History of Cryptography’s Most Famous Couple (2017)
    Special Interest Group for Computers, Information and Society (SIGCIS) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Assessing the New Information Society: A typology of encrypted information flows and their human risks (2017)
    Society for the Social Study of Science (4S) - Boston, Massachusetts
  • New Connections for Digital Humanities and Cybersecurity (2017)
    Arizona State University - Tempe, Arizona
  • The Encrypted Information Society: Rethinking Social Theory in an Age of Cryptology (2017)
    Nexus Lab, Arizona State University - Tempe, Arizona
  • Contextual Privacy and the Control of Information: An Account of the Socio-Technical Commitments of Blockchain Technologies (2016)
    Public Lectures in Ethics and Privacy; ADAPT Centre at Trinity College (Dublin) - Dublin, Ireland
  • Cybersecurity: Genealogy and Practices (2016)
    Special Interest Group for Computers, Information and Society (SIGCIS) - Singapore
  • Privacy, Data Sharing, and Distributed Ledgers (2016)
    Intel - Hillsboro, Oregon
  • The Visual Culture of Computing: A Case Study of 'Alice and Bob' (2016)
    Centre for Innovation, Technology & Organisation; University College Dublin - Dublin, Ireland
  • Translation and Transcription: The Cryptologic Origins of Machine Translation (2016)
    Canadian Society for Digital Humanities (CSDH/SCHN) - Calgary, Alberta
  • Angels of the Internet: The Media Landscape since Bitcoin (2015)
    Media of Exchange: A Symposium on Cryptographic Currencies; New York University - New York, New York
  • Digital Memory and Objects (2015)
    Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology (HASTAC); Michigan State University - East Lansing, Michigan
  • Exploring Cryptography: Issues for Digital Humanities (2015)
    CSDH/SCHN & ACH Digital Humanities Conference - Ottawa, Ontario
  • Moving Forward, Looking Back: Taking Canadian Feminist Histories Online (2015)
    Sustaining Partnerships to Transform Scholarly Production - Whistler, British Columbia
  • Simple Non-Secret Cryptography for the Humanities (2015)
    The Humanities and Technology Camp (THATCamp) - New York, New York
  • The Co-Development of Early Computer Network and Cryptography Infrastructure (2015)
    Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) - Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • A Rational Economy? From Bitcoin to Ubiquitous Cryptography (2014)
    Information Management Public Lecture Series; Dalhousie University - Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • From Order to Control: How Cryptography Functions in Bitcoin (2014)
    Moneylab: Coining Alternatives - Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • From Flux to Bits: Socio-Technical Analysis of Old Computing Systems (2013)
    Society for the Social Study of Science (4S) - San Diego, California
  • From Telephonoscope to Cyberspace to Computable Space (2013)
    Society for the Social Study of Science (4S) - San Diego, California
  • Retrocomputing as Preservation and Remix (2013)
    iConference - Fort Worth, Texas
  • Round-Trip Encryption: How a Hacker Contest Cracked Agrippa (2013)
    Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC) - Toronto, Ontario
  • Unlocking the Digital Crypt: Exploring a Framework for Cryptographic Reading and Writing (2013)
    Research Foundations for Understanding Books and Reading in the Digital Age: E/Merging Reading, Writing, and Research Practices - New York, New York
  • Cracking the Agrippa Code: Creativity without Destruction (2012)
    Research Foundations for Understanding Books and Reading in the Digital Age: E/Merging Reading, Writing, and Research Practices - Havana. Cuba
  • Controlling Production: The History of Source Code Control Systems (2011)
    FOSS Brownbag Seminar; University of Toronto - Toronto, Ontario
  • Email: A History of Syntax (2011)
    Connections 2011: Discourse & Illumination - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Email: A History of Syntax (2011)
    Boundaries, Frontiers, and Gatekeepers - Toronto, Ontario
  • Networked Modes of Production: Source Code Control as the Post-Fordist Factory (2011)
    University of California, Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California
  • Source Control: Competing and Complimentary Histories (2011)
    Society for the Social Study of Science (4S) - Cleveland, Ohio