The hermeneutics of cryptocurrency as conceptual poetry in networked society

The value of a text is its sophistication, the depth of the computational-evolutionary tradition that created it. Hermeneutics at its best demonstrates that value by showing a text’s place in one or more traditions. An example of a sophisticated tradition is Western literature, wherein one work builds on another. In a sense, that tradition ground to a halt with Shia LaBeouf’s essay “#stopcreating”.

Literature depends on our faith in authorship. Barthes’ “The Death of the Author” (1967) revealed that authorship is merely a capitalist construct. That critique did not stop capitalism from constructing authorship; it only demonstrated its hollowness. …

Niklos Szabo

I am not Dorian Nakamoto

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