Kelsie Nabben

European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS)

Villa La Fonte, via delle Fontanelle 18

50016 San Domenico di Fiesole

Florence, Florence 50014

Italy

RMIT University School of Media and Communication

Adjunct Fellow

Melbourne

Australia

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Ideas:
“  Exploring the social outcomes of decentralised digital infrastructure, including blockchains, DAOs, and technological futures  ”

Scholarly Papers (18)

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Building the Metaverse: ‘Crypto States’ and Corporates Compete, Down to the Hardware

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 04 Feb 2022
Kelsie Nabben
European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS)
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cryptocurrency, hardware, blockchain, metaverse, NFT, microchips, politics, infrastructure

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Aligning ‘Decentralized Autonomous Organization’ to Precedents in Cybernetics

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 06 May 2022
Michael Zargham and Kelsie Nabben
BlockScience and European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS)
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cybernetics, blockchain, governance, dynamic systems, control

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Grounding Decentralised Technologies in Cooperative Principles: What Can 'Decentralised Autonomous Organisations' (DAOs) and Platform Cooperatives Learn from Each Other?

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 17 Dec 2021 Last Revised: 07 Jan 2022
European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS), Universitas Jenderal Soedirman, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technolog (RMIT University) - Digital Ethnography Research Centre and IT for Change
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cooperative, platform coop, decentralized autonomous organization, blockchain, DAO

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Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAOs) as Data Trusts: A General-purpose Data Governance Framework for Decentralised Data Ownership, Storage, and Utilisation

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 09 Feb 2022 Last Revised: 01 Mar 2022
Kelsie Nabben
European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS)
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decentralized autonomous organization, data trust, data governance, blockchain

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Imagining Human-Machine Futures: Blockchain-based 'Decentralized Autonomous Organizations'

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 18 Nov 2021
Kelsie Nabben
European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS)
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DAOs, blockchain, futures, algorithmic governance, AGI

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Towards a participatory digital ethnography of blockchain governance

Qualitative Inquiry
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 20 Apr 2022
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technolog (RMIT University), WU Vienna, University of Oxford, affiliation not provided to SSRN, affiliation not provided to SSRN, European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) and Université Paris II - Panthéon-Assas
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digital ethnography, blockchain governance, Discord, qualitative research methods

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Is a "Decentralized Autonomous Organization" a Panopticon?: Algorithmic governance as creating and mitigating vulnerabilities in DAOs

Kelsie Nabben. 2021. Is a "Decentralized Autonomous Organization" a Panopticon? Algorithmic governance as creating and mitigating vulnerabilities in DAOs. In Proceedings of the Interdisciplinary Workshop on (de) Centralization in the Internet (IWCI'21). Association for Computing Machinery, New York,
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 04 Oct 2021 Last Revised: 02 Feb 2022
Kelsie Nabben
European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS)
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blockchain, cryptocurrency, algorithmic governance, autonomy, autonomous, ADM

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Trustless Approaches to Digital Infrastructure in the Crisis of COVID-19: Australia's Newest COVID App, Home-Grown Surveillance Technologies and What to Do About It

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 21 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 03 Dec 2020
Kelsie Nabben
European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS)
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privacy, decentralisation, surveillance, contact tracing, COVID-19, trust

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Hack the Pandemic: Lessons from How the Taiwan Government Embraced the Hacker Mindset to Embrace Digital Infrastructure and Subvert COVID-19

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 13 Sep 2020
Kelsie Nabben
European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS)
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Trust, Digital Infrastructure, Digital Democracy, Misinformation, Taiwan

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Governance of Algorithms, Governance by Algorithms: Are 'Decentralised Autonomous Organisations' a Blueprint for Participatory Digital Organisation?

Nabben, Kelsie. (2023). “Governance by Algorithms, Governance of Algorithms: Human-Machine Politics in Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAOs).” PuntOorg International Journal 8, no. 1: 36–54. https://doi.org/10.19245/25.05.pij.8.1.3.
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 04 Apr 2022 Last Revised: 14 Feb 2023
Kelsie Nabben
European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS)
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DAO, blockchain, algorithmic, governance, infrastructure, ethnography

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Resilience as 'Political Decentralization': An Alternate History of the Cypherpunks Origins of Decentralised Technology

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 18 Nov 2021
Kelsie Nabben
European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS)
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decentralization, Cypherpunk, cryptocurrency, resilience, politics

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‘An Ethnography of Decentralised Information Infrastructure’: Adopting Cypherpunk Nomenclature To Categorise the Unique Attributes of Decentralised Technologies

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 26 Feb 2021 Last Revised: 11 May 2021
Kelsie Nabben
European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS)
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decentralised, information infrastructure, blockchain, ethnography, digital

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Decentralized Technology in Practice: An analysis of socio-technical resilience in IPFS

Nabben, K. "Decentralized Technology in Practice: Social and technical resilience in IPFS," 2022 IEEE 42nd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems Workshops (ICDCSW), Bologna, Italy, 2022, pp. 66-72, doi:10.1109/ICDCSW56584.2022.00021.
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 24 May 2022 Last Revised: 14 Feb 2023
Kelsie Nabben
European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS)
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decentralization, resilience, peer-to-peer, governance, data

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Resilient Future-Making: How Cryptocurrency & Transhumanism Overlap for Immutable, Decentralised, Autonomous Futures

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 26 Sep 2021 Last Revised: 01 Dec 2022
Kelsie Nabben
European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS)
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prefiguration, longevity, transhumanism, cryptocurrency, blockchain, cyperpunk, extropian

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Report on Blockchain Technology & Legitimacy

Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies Research Paper Forthcoming
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 14 Dec 2022
Université Paris II - Panthéon-Assas, European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS), Independent, Independent, Université Paris II - Panthéon-Assas and European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS)
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blockchain technology, legitimacy, governance, polycentricity, loyalty

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A Provocation on Privacy & Ethics in Blockchain-Based Systems: An Invitation

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 04 May 2021 Last Revised: 07 May 2021
Kelsie Nabben
European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS)
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privacy, ethics, blockchain, sociotechnical, digital, legislation, regulation

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What is Known from a Network?: Digital Contact Tracing, Privacy, and Pandemics in the Digital Age

COVID-19 Response Working Paper Series
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 27 Oct 2020
Kelsie Nabben, Marta Poblet and Jan Carlo Barca
European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS), RMIT University and Deakin University
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digital, contact tracing, privacy, democracy, decentralization

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AI as a Constituted System: Accountability Lessons from an LLM Experiment

Nabben, K. (2024). Data for Policy, 2024. Cambridge University Press.
Posted: 23 Oct 2023 Last Revised: 17 May 2024
Kelsie Nabben
European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS)

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AI, accountability, governance, ethnography, LLM