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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06.25.18 ICWSM in Stanford, CA
06.29.18 CSST in Ann Arbor, MI
10.13.18 AOIR in Montreal, Canada
11.03.18 CSCW in Jersey City, NJ
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?
03.22.18 Our paper “Reddit Rules! Characterizing an Ecosystem of Governance” (co-authored with PhD student Aaron Jiang, undergraduates Josh McCann and Kyle Frye, and Jed Brubaker) has been accepted to the International Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM) 2018.
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, and was interviewed by CBC in Canada and ABC in Australia.
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. The research also got a nice write-up in CU Today, and Boulder Daily Camera, and I was interviewed by Public News Service.
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!