Shane Lin

Senior Developer

Graduate Fellow, 2016-2017

Praxis Fellow, 2012–2013

Shane works on the history of computing and the impact of digital technology on culture and politics. His dissertation, “Kingdom of Code: Cryptography and the New Privacy” tracks the development of civilian encryption technology and the emergence of cryptography as an academic field of study, the debates over crypto regulation, and the concomitant construction of a new, far more expansive notion of privacy from 1975 to 2000. Before becoming Senior Developer, he held every lesser position offered by the Scholars’ Lab with both Digital Humanities and Praxis Program Fellowships and a long stint as Makerspace 3D printer mechanic.

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