Projects and Passions


My current researches are focused on developing foundational knowledge for the understanding of cyberspaces. This initially depends on an understanding of two broad fields within geography: human geography and GIS. My case studies thus far have focused on blockchain-driven systems in theorizing how people produce/shape cyberspaces and are then changed by those spaces.

A great amount of my initial geographic research is inspired by works on the production of space, political economy, code/space, network society, actor network theory, and digital geography. I also look to the work currently being done in the computer sciences, data sciences, and mathematical schools of thought. I am indebted to the many researchers who have explored how and why the past, present, and future of cyber geographies are important to all.

Defining Cyberspace

I am engaged in reshaping the dialogue towards formalized cyber geographic studies as part of my long-term professional and academic goals. My concentration is on:

  • Consolidated nomenclature and concepts for cyber geography via digital geographic research
  • Analysis of socio-cultural differences in perception of cyberspace
  • Development and implementation of open-source, internationally available frameworks and tools
  • Promote and legitimize cyber geography as a unique field of study to schools around the world
My graduate research will parallel this effort, so I hope to have persistent updates via my news page.

Blockchain Technologies

My graduate work is currently focused on the numerous relations that exist within and surrounding blockchain-based technologies. My concentration is on:

  • Spaces of decentralized autonomous organizations
  • Human perceptions and communities related to blockchain-based systems
  • Examination of these systems' geo-economic and geopolitical conditions
    • As virtual currencies
    • As virtual marketplaces
    • As new emergent spaces
  • Deconstruction of blockchain technologies and their representations
    • code, protocols, and algorithms read as a constructed discourse
My extended research path will heavily focus on these efforts, eventually culminating in a series of publications and books.

Signals Exploitation

Exploring and interacting with the electromagnetic spectrum that surrounds us has been a hobby of mine for quite some time. I have developed educational materials to teach people about these concepts and ideas as a means to maintain, develop, and forward my knowledge. My concentration is on:

  • Software Defined Radio
  • Basic Radio Wave and Antenna Theory
  • Manipulation of Radio and Non-radio Hardware using GNURadio
  • Cellular Communications
  • Mobile Platform and Systems Exploits
  • Internet of Things, NFC, and Discrete Logic Systems
Contact me regarding my classes; the class materials are on my GitHub (click the OctoCat below).