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, law, ethics, and fan communities (occasionally all at the same time). [curriculum vitae]
09.04.18 Berkman Klein Center event in Boston, MA
10.13.18 AOIR in Montreal, Canada
10.15.18 Ethics education workshop in Boston, MA
11.03.18 CSCW in Jersey City, NJ
09.24.18 I wrote some advice for academic job hunting!
09.23.13 Recently graduated ATLAS MS student Nate Beard presented some of our work about Terms of Service at the Internet, Policy, and Politics conference at the Oxford Internet Institute: “21st Century Digital Democracy Needs a New Contract”
09.15.18 I have two essays in the recent “future of fandom” special issue of Transformative Works and Cultures: (1) a design fiction about the past and future of fandom platforms; and (2) a piece lead-authored by PhD student Brianna Dym about privacy norms and generational differences in fandom
09.04.18 I attended the kick-off of the 18/19 AY for the Berkman Klein Center, which I’m really excited to be a part of!
08.29.18 In writing about online interactions following the death of John McCain, The Washington Post covered research I co-authored with Katie Gach and Jed Brubaker about grief policing on social media.
08.28.18 I updated and combined my previous blog posts about ACM copyright licenses: “ACM Copyright Licenses: Which should you choose, and how do you handle third-party material?”
08.28.18 I wrote a blog post for CSforALL about Barbie’s journey through computing: “Tech Barbie’s Backstory: How she went from “math is hard” to robotics engineer”
08.27.18 It’s a new semester, and I’m teaching a brand new research-based class on the topic of online fandom!
08.25.18 I will be speaking on two panels at CSCW 2018: one about research ethics (with other members of the SIGCHI ethics committee) and another titled “Online Fandom: Boldly Going Where Few CSCW Researchers Have Gone Before,” with my PhD student Brianna Dym moderating.
08.10.18 “‘The Perfect One’: Understanding Communication Practices and Challenges with Animated GIFs,” a paper led by my PhD student Aaron Jiang, along with his co-advisor Jed Brubaker, will be published in and presented at CSCW 2018. Aaron has a second first-authored paper at CSCW as well!
08.17.18 Super excited about a new project that is funded by the National Science Foundation! I’ll be working with three other faculty members in our department to develop computational tools to help scale inductive, qualitative methods.
07.25.18 I’m quoted in a Wired article about the ethics of Dropbox providing data to researchers.