Open Filters


  • June 28, 2024

    Experience and its Enemies

    Notes from the ruins of psychopharmacology

  • May 31, 2023

    "You can touch your music"

    An analysis of physical sales on Bandcamp

  • June 6, 2022

    The Gamer and the Nihilist

    An analysis of Product Hunt, 2014 - 2021

  • September 23, 2021

    The New Pornographers

    An analysis of consumer tech review media

  • February 24, 2023

    The GDPR ransomware attack on Components

    An attack on our MongoDB ends with another lesson in tech journalists failing at everything they try.

  • September 6, 2022

    Standardizing category tags with K-Nearest Neighbors

    Comparing text across different tech media channels.

  • March 23, 2021

    The Chaos Bazaar

    An analysis of Bandcamp sales, 9/1/2020 - 12/31/2020

  • July 2, 2022

    How much money do people make on Bandcamp?

    Looking at the site's income distribution.

  • March 8, 2022

    On Epic's acquisition of Bandcamp

    Reflecting on the upsides of a transaction that may seem to have none.

  • December 16, 2020

    The Map and the Category

    Mapping the genre tags of 1 million items on Bandcamp

  • August 4, 2020

    Affect as a Service

    A GPT-2 generator trained on the Artforum archive

  • July 4, 2020

    Building a Pitchfork text generator with GPT-2

    A step-by-step guide.

  • April 13, 2020

    Faucets of Despair

    An analysis of critic and user reviews of film and television, with A.S. Hamrah

  • November 11, 2019

    The Center of the Center

    An analysis of think tank citations in American publications

  • October 1, 2019

    Every Story is an Epstein Story

    An analysis of 218,000 PornHub videos from 2008 to 2018, with Stoya

  • October 20, 2022

    What content did Pornhub remove?

    An analysis of what's missing from the platform.

  • July 24, 2019

    Phantom Threads

    A measurement of media mentions of Mueller probe personalities in 18,000 cable news transcripts

  • April 1, 2019

    Pedagogy of the Press

    An analysis of the New York Times and its staff, with Barrett Brown

  • May 30, 2019

    Objects of Desire

    An analysis of r/TheRedPill, r/Braincels, and 4chan/pol, with Edgar Yau.

  • April 8, 2019

    It Goes On

    An analysis of album length using Spotify and Billboard 200 data, with an essay by Liz Pelly.

  • February 8, 2019

    Scored and Arranged

    An analysis of 20,783 Pitchfork reviews, with Nick Scavo

  • January 18, 2019

    The Production of "Space"

    An analysis of 204,000 news articles and essays, and of the occurrence of "bodies" and "spaces" on Google Scholar