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]
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03.26.18 NC State Institute for Advanced Analytics in Raleigh, NC
04.09.18 IP Redux Conference in Concord, NH
04.21.18 CHI in Montreal, Canada
03.18.18 In response to the Cambridge Analytica data ethics scandal, Jacob Metcalf and I wrote a piece for Slate: “One Way Facebook Can Stop the Next Cambridge Analytica.” I was also quoted in articles for The Guardian and Refinery29.
03.10.18 My paper co-authored with Nick Proferes (University of Kentucky), “Participant” Perceptions of Twitter Research Ethics, has been published in the journal Social Media + Society.
02.26.18 I participated in the Scholar Fan Salon at University of Southern California, that brought together a fantastic group of fan studies scholars to discuss the fandom and transformative civics.
02.22.18 Our SIGCSE paper led by recent PhD graduate Mike Skirpan won a Third Best Paper award!
02.21.18 I co-organized a workshop on data science ethics education that preceded the FAT* conference in NYC. It was a great event!
12.11.17 I have two papers appearing at CHI 2018: “‘We Are the Product’: Reactions to Online Data Sharing Controversies in the Media” by myself and CU Comm PhD student Blake Hallinan, and “What’s at Stake: Characterizing Risk Perceptions of Emerging Technologies” by recent PhD graduate Mike Skirpan, CS faculty Tom Yeh, and myself. Looking forward to Montreal!
12.06.17 My CSCW 2018 paper (led by PhD student Katie Gach, with myself and Jed Brubaker) has been published: “Control your emotions, Potter:” An Analysis of Grief Policing on Facebook in Response to Celebrity Death. It also received a nice write-up in CU Boulder Today.
11.17.17 I got a shout-out from Boing Boing regarding a curated list of technology ethics courses.
11.15.17 Myself and the rest of my awesome team of PIs wrote an opinion piece about academia’s role in combatting ethics and algorithmic fairness.
11.10.17 I am giving the opening keynote at the Library and Information Technology Association Forum in Denver! The talk is titled “Human and Algorithmic (Mis)Judgment: The Cases of Copyright and Credibility” [slides].
11.07.17 I was quoted in a Washington Post article about the impact of algorithms on spreading fake news.