Quinn DuPont studies human and social dimensions of cybersecurity, cryptography, and code, and is an active researcher in digital culture and new media studies, digital humanities, and the history of science and technology. 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, and he is a member of the Canadian SCC/ISO blockchain standardization committee.
His forthcoming book, Cryptocurrencies (Polity), is a scholarly survey of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies in society.
I describe new forms of algorithmic governance through an ethnography of “The DAO,” a decentralized autonomous organization on the Ethereum blockchain platform. Over 2016-2017, online discourses were collected and analysed.
University of Toronto (2010—2016), “An Archeology of Cryptography: Rewriting Plaintext, Encryption, and Ciphertext.” Supervised by Brian Cantwell Smith and Patrick Keilty.
University of Toronto (2006—2007).
University of Western Ontario (2006—2007)
University of Victoria (2002—2005)