Casey Fiesler is an associate 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!
For some excellent fiction reading recommendations, here!
For stuff you saw on social media including tech ethics book recommendations, here!
11.02.22 In the days following Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter, I wrote for The Conversation about social media platform migrations, was interviewed for CU Boulder Today, and my research about platform migration was covered in The Atlantic, Inside Higher Ed, and Science. (Also, I’m on Mastodon now!)
11.01.22 I was featured on Fast Company’s Creative Control podcast, talking about “algospeak” and content moderation on TikTok.
10.26.22 I gave a keynote (“AI Ethics for All: A Broader Perspective on AI Education”) at the Rome Call for AI Ethics Global University Summit held at University of Notre Dame.
10.22.22 I wrote an op-ed for NBC News THINK about Taylor Swift fandom on TikTok.
10.20.22 I gave the inaugural talk in University of Colorado Law School’s Silicon Flatirons AI ethics speaker series: “Innovating Like an Optimist, Preparing Like a Pessimist: Ethical Debt and the Problem of Unintended Consequences in AI.”
10.17.22 I gave the keynote address (“Data Is People: Research Ethics Beyond the Human Subject”) for the BELIV infovis methods workshop at the VIS 2023 conference.
08.14.22 This academic year I am the Associate Chair for Graduate Studies in my department.
08.14.22 Two of my advisees graduated this summer: Brianna Dym, PhD, and Natalie Garrett, MS. Brianna is now a lecturer in Computer and Information Science at University of Maine! And the Internet Rules Lab also welcomes two new PhD students this AY, Blakeley Hoffmann Payne and Faye Kollig, along with new MS students Johnny Sreenan and Michelle Tran.
07.20.22 I participated in the CRA Snowbird annual conference as part of a panel on ethics education.
07.01.22 I was promoted with tenure at CU Boulder and am officially an Associate Professor!
06.27.22 I was named one of 30 higher education influencers to follow by EdTech Magazine.
06.21.22 I gave an invited lightning talk at the FAccT 2022 session “Emerging Problems: New Challenges in FaccT from Research to Practice to Policy.”
06.20.22 I lectured on ethics for computational social science at the 2022 Summer Institute on Computational Social Science at Duke University.