The Bitcoin Byte is a research project conducted by graduate students in the Fundamentals of Technology course (CCTP506) at Georgetown University, which is instructed by Dr. David Ribes and Dr. Evan Barba. The assignment is to research both the technical and social implications of a specific technology, a category of technologies, and/or a technology controversy. The Bitcoin Byte is “de-black boxing” the content (technology) and context (social implications) of Bitcoin. Contact The Bitcoin Byte.
Amir Ebrahimi used to listen to news about Bitcoins and scratch his head! The Bitcoin Byte project has helped him to stop scratching his head by taking his knowledge curve up about this Internet-based monetary phenomenon. At CCT he explores the structure of international trade. Contact Amir.
Katie Gach is at CCT because most people and things fascinate her. She’s researching Bitcoin because it’s a thing that people use, and she was tired of seeing it in the news and not knowing what the heck it was. Contact Katie.
Justin Kollinger loves making connections, making CCT a perfect home. He is both intrigued and terrified by the global instability Bitcoin has the potential to cause. Contact Justin.
Vincent Larach is fascinated with exploring digital expressions of national and cultural identity. He is intrigued by the recent emergence of global and decentralized currencies, making Bitcoin the perfect case study. Contact Vincent.
Emily Rothkopf is a first year CCT graduate student with a 10-year background in the corporate world, most recently at Hilton Worldwide. Initially knowing next to nothing about Bitcoin, she is now a sponge for information on the topic. She is most intrigued by the decentralization factor, which is emerging in a variety of industries. Contact Emily.
Georgetown University’s Communication, Culture and Technology (CCT) Master of Arts program explores the relationship between changing technology and changing cultures, including research, government, media, business, and communication. By cutting across disciplinary and institutional boundaries, students develop creative solutions to complex problems posed by new technologies; students provide new leadership by thinking differently about today’s ambiguities and complexities.