Evan Buswell

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Position Title
CST PhD Candidate


Bio

Dissertation: The Epistemology of the Credit System and the Formation of Programming Languages

Research interests: Ideology, Methodology, Epistemology, Marxism, Science Studies, History of Finance, History of Money, Critical Code Studies, Critical Theory, History and Philosophy of Mathematics, Analog Electronics, Digital Signal Processing, Programming Language Design, Foundations of Mathematics, Protocol Design, Database Design

Fellowships, Grants, and Awards:

  • Residential Research Group Fellowship: "Culture, Industry, Finance." University of California Humanities Research Institute (Spring 2015)
  • HASTAC Scholars Fellowship (2014-2015)

Education:

B.A. Philosophy, UC Santa Cruz, 2004

M.A. English, Portland State University, 2011

Publications/Presentations:

Interview by Daniel Tempkin on the Noneleatic Languages project. October 30, 2018. esoteric.codes.

“Creative and Critical Coding. Coding as Method?” Plenary thread / presentation for the 2018 Critical Code Studies Working Group, online.

“ ‘A Whole Theatre of Others’: Amateur Acting and Immersive Spectatorship in the Digital Shakespeare Game Play the Knave.” With Gina Bloom, Sawyer Kemp, and Nick Toothman. Shakespeare Quarterly 67, no. 4 (2017): 408–430.

“Metaheuristics and Marginalism: False Generalization in the Mathematics of Late Capitalism.” Presentation at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), Denver, CO, 2015.

“Notes on State.” Presentation at the iMMERSE Network Meeting, Online 2014.

“If: Close Reading the Conditional Branch Instruction.” Presentation at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA), Dallas, TX, 2014.

“The Historical Form of Calculation and Its Absence in Marxist Theory.” Presentation at the 2014 Institute on Culture and Society (ICS), Banff, Alberta, 2014.

“Is There a Linguistic Art?” Hastac. 2014.

“Code as a Totalization of the Information Episteme.” Presentation at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA), Notre Dame, IN, 2013.

“Debt, Code, and Computability.” Presentation at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA), Milwaukee, WI, 2012.

“The Ethics of Code.” With Scott Dexter, Craig Dietrich, and Elizabeth Losh. Plenary thread / presentation for the 2012 Critical Code Studies Working Group, online. Proceedings in Electronic Book Review, forthcoming.

“Solidarity not Unity: Division, Consensus, and the Outside.” Slingshot. Winter 2011.

“Undefined Intimacy with the Machine: Standard C and ‘Undefined Behavior.’ ” Presentation at Critical Code Studies @ USC, Los Angeles, CA, 2010.

“Truth and Command in the Language of Code: (code := meaning) == (code := action)?” Presentation at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), Washington, DC, 2009.