We Paid in Freedom: Justin Hunter on the Creation of Graphite Docs

June 7, 2019

We Paid in Freedom:

Justin Hunter on the Creation of Graphite Docs

 

Feature for Rhythm & Bones

 

 

Justin Hunter, founder of Graphite, in conversation with Tianna G. Hansen

 

I first met Justin in my Master of Fine Arts program and back then, he was a writer with a passion for dark literature that immediately caught my attention. Since graduating with his MFA, he’s become so much more than that. A self-taught coder who designed and founded his own program, Graphite Docs – a decentralized app that allows users the ability to own their information. I bet, as many of us are writers ourselves, we don’t even realize that anything we store on Google Docs is owned by Google. This creates a pressing problem for writers especially, and it’s one that Justin set out t