About Me

Hi, I'm Kijin. Pronunciation: kee-jin.

I like thinking and writing about social, cultural, and political issues, especially where they relate to information technology.

I also like building clean and beautiful websites and playing with open-source software. I’ve lived in a few different countries, most recently Canada and South Korea.

as a Philosopher...

I studied philosophy at UBC (B.A. 2006) and Queen’s (M.A. 2007, Ph.D. 2012).

I specialize in (1) social and political philosophy and (2) a subfield of philosophy of science known as Science and Technology Studies (STS). Recent developments in both fields bring them close together, and I’m interested in issues that arise at their intersection.

as a Programmer...

I’m the owner of Poesis, a web consultancy based in Daejeon, South Korea. Poesis helps operators of small and medium-sized websites maintain an independent online presence, that is, without relying too much on exploitative social media platforms. I can build you Linux servers in the cloud, configure them to serve your FOSS website as efficiently as possible, and help you fix common problems.

I’m also one of the maintainers of Rhymix, a user-centered fork of the XpressEngine CMS that was once highly popular in Korea but has gone maintenance-only in the last few years. Rhymix aims to modernize and add useful features while remaining backward-compatible with XpressEngine.