Research

Article:

Gili Vidan and Vili Lehdonvirta. "Mine the gap: Bitcoin and the maintenance of trustlessness." New Media & Society (2018): 1461444818786220. Available at: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1461444818786220

Conference Presentations and Talks:

Technologies of Trust: The Pursuit of Decentralized Authentication and Algorithmic Governance, Talk at the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. August 15, 2018.

Alien Phones: The Limits of Disruption and the Infrastructure of Techno-resistance in 1990s US, Priors and Priorities: Conceiving Time and Other Bodies, Mahindra Humanities Center Graduate Student Conference, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. April 20, 2018.

‘Nothing in the Middle’: Escrowed Encryption, Crypto Anarchy, and the Colonization of the Future, 1988-2001, Special Interest Group in Computing, Information, and Society [SIGCIS] Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. October 29, 2017.

Promissory Notes: Constituting the Trusted Time-Horizon of Cryptocurrency, Society for Social Studies of Science Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. August 30, 2017. (Part of a panel on "Digital Constitutionalism" I co-organized with Margo Boenig-Liptsin.)

Other Work:

"Coins, Medieval and Digital," a conversation with Shireen Hamza featured on the Ventricles podcast, produced by the Science, Religion, and Culture Program at the Harvard Divinity School. September 26, 2018.

"Where We're Going, We Still Need Roads: Between the Law Lag and the Tech Lag Narratives." Vignette on STS Next 20, December 2015.

Gili Vidan and Frank Hangler, "Could You Afford Facebook Messenger in Cameroon? A Global Map of Mobile Broadband Prices." A featured blog post on Rough Consensus, February 2014.

In 2012, I worked on revamping and updating the Berkman Klein Center's Cybersecurity Wiki, including the development of the Cybersecurity Curriculum under the supervision of Jack Goldsmith. While both available materials and political and technological realities have changed quite significantly since, it still serves as a pretty good repository of annotated primary and secondary sources.