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]
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!
05.29.19 University of Washington eScience Institute, Seattle, WA
07.10.19 PERVADE PI meeting, Santa Cruz, CA
07.15.19 ResponsibleCS kickoff meeting, San Francisco, CA
08.09.19 FOO Camp in Sebastopol, CA
06.27.19 I was quoted in an article in The Atlantic, about the ethics of data collection for creating facial recognition systems.
06.10.19 I’m organizing an online book club for fiction (mostly scifi) related to the social and ethical implications of technology.
06.03.19 I was quoted in an article for Slate, about the use of public YouTube videos in research.
05.29.19 I gave an invited talk for the data science seminar series at the eScience institute at University of Washington, about ethical implications for data collection and use.
05.27.19 PhD student Natalie Garrett presented our work “What do we talk about when we talk about tech ethics?” at the Computer Ethics–Philosophical Enquiry (CEPE) conference in Virginia.
05.03.19 I attended the CHI conference in Glasgow, and co-organized the CHI4Evil workshop on creative speculation about the negative consequences of technology; sat on a panel with the SIGCHI ethics committee, and co-organized a course on Legal Issues in HCI.
04.30.19 CU Boulder (with myself as PI) has been awarded a grant from the Responsible CS Challenge (from Mozilla, Omidyar, Schmidt Futures, and Craig Newmark Philanthropies) to integrate ethics into computing classes.
04.09.19 I wrote a piece for Slate about the fanfiction archive built by women: Why Archive of Our Own’s Hugo Nomination is Such a Big Deal
03.19.19 I wrote a piece for How We Get to Next on research ethics for social media: Scientists like me are studying your tweets–are you ok with that?
03.07.19 I was part of a roundtable for the Silicon Flatirons content conference: It’s a Barbie World: Intellectual Property, Rights of Publicity, and the Gender Wars.
02.27.19 I spoke at UT Dallas as part of the Center for Values in Medicine, Science and Technology lecture series on “the promise and peril of artificial intelligence” on the topic of machine learning and ethical data collection.
02.21.19 I was quoted in an article for The Nation, about technology ethics education at universities.
02.12.19 I was quoted in a Wired article about redditors who take over hateful subreddits using methods stolen from trolls.
01.21.19 I appeared on DENVER7 news to talk about clearing your past (or not) on social media.
01.21.19 I was quoted in a Wired article about the networks of women job seekers.
01.14.19 My essay “Everything I needed to know: Empirical investigations of copyright norms in fandom” was published in IDEA: The Law Review of the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property.
01.08.19 I was featured in an episode of the podcast Fansplaining.
12.19.18 I was interviewed by several local news stations about the latest Facebook privacy controversy, and appeared on ABC7, ABC13, FOX31, and FOX8 in Denver.
12.17.18 Happy holidays! I posted my annual list of the favorite novels I read this year.
12.07.18 I was on a panel at the future of speech event hosted by the Center for Democracy & Technology.
12.05.18 I published a piece in How We Get to Next: What our Tech Ethics Crisis Says About the State of Computer Science Education
12.05.18 PhD student Brianna Dym and I co-authored an op-ed for Slate: Fandom’s Fate is Not Tied to Tumblr’s