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
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.
07.22.18 The Daily Camera interviewed me, and has a really nice write-up of my history and consulting work with STEM Barbies.
07.20.18 I’m super excited that I’ll be a faculty associate with Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society for 2018/2019!
07.10.18 I think a lot about things like imposter syndrome and how to help myself and others (especially junior researchers!) feel better about themselves and their work – so I wrote some Mister Rogers fanfiction that doubles as advice for PhD students.
07.05.18 The spreadsheet of tech ethics curricula I made back in November has exploded, so I blogged some context and background about it – it’s continuing to grow!
06.29.18 We had a PI meeting for PERVADE preceding the Sociotech Future Symposium at University of Michigan where I gave a short talk on ecosystems of governance and reconnected with an amazing scholarly community.
06.26.18 Last year I did some consulting work with Mattel on a computational thinking book, which was released along with Robotics Engineer Barbie. The book is called Code Camp with Barbie and Friends, and I wrote the forward to it.
06.25.18 At ICWSM this year in Stanford, I organized a research ethics workshop and presented a (non-archival) poster about TOS for data scraping. My PhD student Aaron Jiang presented our paper about governance on Reddit.
06.05.18 I gave the opening keynote for the Open Repositories conference at Montana State University. My talk was about AO3, titled “Growing Their Own: Building an Archive and a Community for Fanfiction” [slides].
04.20.18 I am attending CHI 2018 in Montreal! On Saturday, I am attending a workshop on “Understanding Bad Actors” with my position paper “The Empowered Dot: Towards Community Governance.” On Monday, I am presenting my paper with Blake Hallinan “‘We Are the Product’: Public Reactions to Data Sharing and Privacy Controversies in the Media.” On Tuesday, I am on two panels, “Research Ethics in HCI: A Roundtable Discussion” and “Managing Deviant Behavior in Online Communities.” On Wednesday, Mike Skirpan presents our paper “What’s At Stake: Characterizing Risk Perceptions of Emerging Technologies.”
04.06.18 I am attending the IP Redux Conference at UNH School of Law, talking about my fan fiction law review article, ten years later.
03.29.18 Slate interviewed me about our current fandom migration research: Why Did Fans Flee Livejournal, and Where Will They Go After Tumblr?