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]
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!
01.09.20 Really excited to have been announced as one of the general co-chairs of GROUP 2022!
01.05.20 At GROUP 2020, I served as a workshops co-chair, and also presented the paper “Creativity, Copyright, and Close-Knit Communities: A Case Study of Social Norm Formation and Enforcement” [slides] and design fiction “Ethical Considerations for Research Involving (Speculative) Public Data“, both published in Proceedings of the ACM. PhD student Brianna Dym presented our poster “When Social Norms Fail” and participated in the doctoral consortium.
12.13.19 My paper “Lawful Users: Copyright Circumvention and Legal Constraints on Technology Use” has been accepted for publication at CHI 2020.
12.05.19 My first PhD student Aaron Jiang (co-advised with Jed Brubaker) successfully proposed his dissertation!
12.04.19 Our paper “More than ‘If Time Allows’: The Role of Ethics in AI Education” (led by PhD student Natalie Garrett, with co-author Nate Beard at University of Maryland) has been accepted for publication at AIES 2020.
12.03.19 I am co-organizing a workshop at CHI 2020: “The Past, Present, and Future of Design Fiction.”
12.01.19 I was quoted in a Business Insider article about ethical stances taken by tech workers and in open source communities.
11.10.19 I am part of the organizing committee for CSCW 2020, serving as Awards Chair.
11.09.19 At CSCW 2019 in Austin, TX, I co-organized a workshop on qualitative methods and was a mentor for the doctoral consortium. Brianna Dym and Aaron Jiang both presented papers now published in PACM-HCI: “Moderation Challenges in Voice-based Online Communities On Discord” [blog post] and “‘Coming out okay’: Community narratives for LGBTQ identity recovery work” [blog post]. This was also officially the end of my 2.5 year tenure as CSCW Communications Co-Chair; I am particularly proud of having started the CSCW Medium Publication!
11.08.19 The Stanford Daily wrote about the talk I recently gave there, focusing on ethics education.
10.27.19 As part of the Responsible Computer Science Challenge, I gave a teaching talk at University City London, and ran a “Black Mirror Writers’ Room” session at MozFest.
10.21.19 I participated in a working group and on a plenary panel at the CSforALL Summit, on the topic of ethics education in K-12 computer science.
10.18.19 I gave a talk for the HCI seminar series at Stanford, titled “Three Lessons for Ethical Tech: Research Ethics, Ethics Education, and Broadening Participation in Computing.”
10.04.19 Our paper “What Do We Teach When We Teach Tech Ethics? A Syllabi Analysis” (with PhD student Natalie Garrett and Nate Beard at University of Maryland) has been accepted for publication at SIGCSE 2020.