Casey Fiesler is an assistant professor in the Department of Information Science (and Computer Science, by courtesy) at the University of Colorado Boulder. Armed with a PhD in Human-Centered Computing from Georgia Tech and a JD from Vanderbilt Law School, she primarily researches social computing, ethics, law, and fan communities (occasionally all at the same time). [curriculum vitae]
Here is a link to my research lab page! The Internet Rules Lab
If you’re looking for a giant spreadsheet of tech ethics curricula, here!
If you’re looking for my Computer Engineer Barbie remix, here!
For an overview of my tech ethics-related research, here!
For an overview of my fandom-related research, here!
05.31.21 I spoke to the Denver Post about proposed privacy laws in Colorado: “Companies collect and share your online data. Colorado wants to become one of the only states to give consumers more say.”
05.28.21 My collaborators and I have a new paper out in the journal Social Media + Society titled Studying Reddit: A Systematic Overview of Disciplines, Approaches, Methods, and Ethics
05.25.21 My PhD advisee Brianna Dym and I both gave lightning talks at the Conference on Research in Equity and Sustained Participation in Engineering, Computing, and Technology (RESPECT) on broadening participation through fan-created video games, and ethical speculation in CS education.
05.20.21 I was quoted in a Washington Post article about Twitter research on algorithmic bias.
05.17.21 I gave a keynote talk at the NSF-funded Seamless/Seamful Human-Technology Interaction workshop titled “Ethical Speculation at the Seams.”
05.08.21 At CHI 2021 (held virtually), I was one of the organizers of a workshop on co-designing resources for ethics education in HCI, and PhD student Kandrea Wade presented our late-breaking work: “Protest Privacy Recommendations: An Analysis of Digital Surveillance Circumvention Advice During Black Lives Mater Protests”
04.28.21 New NSF grant kicking off this summer (with co-PIs Robin Burke and Eric Wustrow) on integrating cybersecurity concepts into AI education.
04.23.21 I’m a guest of honor at the science fiction and open source convention Penguicon! I’m doing sessions related to science fiction and ethics, and fanfiction and copyright.
04.15.21 I gave a talk titled “Ethical Speculation in Computing Education, Research, and Practice” for the HCI and Future of Work and Wellbeing series at Wellesley University.
04.09.21 I received an NSF CAREER award for my work on Scaffolding Ethical Speculation in Technology Design. My college wrote up a nice piece about this work: Intervention! How Ethical Speculation Could Prevent Future Tech Trouble
04.09.21 I spoke on a panel titled “On the Ethics of AI: What does it mean to uncover our blindspots?” at Princeton University’s Envision Conference.
04.08.21 I spoke on a panel for UCLA law school’s IP Law Students Association on Copyright and Fair Use in Online Spaces.
03.16.21 I was quoted in an Elle article about the online community around Peloton.
03.19.21 Two papers out of my lab were presented at SIGCSE 2021; I published a blog post about them collectively (“What ‘counts’ as computer science?“) and posted a video essay about ethics in computer science education.