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Stylometry

Sentiment Analysis Credit: Bob Walters illustration for Vernor Vinge’s novella True Names.

It’s due time I posted “Stylometry”, a two-part essay on anonymity, Bitcoin, and the computational analysis of writing style, aka “stylometry.” (Published in Mousse Magazine 43 + 45.)

Two New Pieces

This month I have a new essay, “Museum of Malware,” in the fortieth issue of Mousse. Discussed: viruses, electronic and biological; World of Warcraft; Stuxnet; a YouTube channel devoted to demoing obsolete viruses; and the possibility of instituting a museum devoted malware.

Also new: I speak with writer Hunter Braithwaite and artist Domingo Castillo in the latest issue of Miami Rail, a fine new publication operating along the lines of its Brooklyn ancestor.