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]
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!
08.26.19 I’m quoted in a Wired article about teaching ethics with science fiction.
08.23.19 Three new PhD students and three undergrad RAs have joined my research group this fall!
07.28.19 My research group has had two papers accepted to CSCW 2019: “Moderation Challenges in Voice-based Online Communities On Discord” (led by Aaron Jiang, with Charles Kiene, Skylar Middler, and Jed Brubaker) and “‘Coming out okay’: Community narratives for LGBTQ identity recovery work” (led by Brianna Dym, with Jed Brubaker and Bryan Semaan).
07.24.19 I am co-organizing a workshop for CSCW 2019 (with Jed Brubaker, Andrea Forte, Shion Guha, Nora McDonald, and Michael Muller) on qualitative research methods.
07.22.19 I’ve received new research funding from the National Science Foundation, to study computational projects in fandom as a path towards broadening participation in computing.
07.18.19 I gave a talk at Facebook titled “Community-Created Rules and Ecosystems of Governance.”
07.17.19 I gave a talk at Mozilla for their “Emerging Technologies” series, titled “Growing Their Own: Lessons from the Community-Driven Development of Archive of Our Own”
06.27.19 I was quoted in an article in The Atlantic, about the ethics of data collection for creating facial recognition systems.
06.10.19 I’m organizing an online book club for fiction (mostly scifi) related to the social and ethical implications of technology.
06.03.19 I was quoted in an article for Slate, about the use of public YouTube videos in research.
05.29.19 I gave an invited talk for the data science seminar series at the eScience institute at University of Washington, about ethical implications for data collection and use.
05.27.19 PhD student Natalie Garrett presented our work “What do we talk about when we talk about tech ethics?” at the Computer Ethics–Philosophical Enquiry (CEPE) conference in Virginia.
05.03.19 I attended the CHI conference in Glasgow, and co-organized the CHI4Evil workshop on creative speculation about the negative consequences of technology; sat on a panel with the SIGCHI ethics committee, and co-organized a course on Legal Issues in HCI.
04.30.19 CU Boulder (with myself as PI) has been awarded a grant from the Responsible CS Challenge (from Mozilla, Omidyar, Schmidt Futures, and Craig Newmark Philanthropies) to integrate ethics into computing classes.
04.09.19 I wrote a piece for Slate about the fanfiction archive built by women: Why Archive of Our Own’s Hugo Nomination is Such a Big Deal