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!
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.”
09.27.19 New paper (with Blake Hallinan and Jed Brubaker) is out in New Media & Society: “Unexpected Expectations: Public Reactions to the Facebook Emotional Contagion Study” [OA link]
09.26.19 I spoke at the Macmillan STEM Summit on strategies for integrating ethics into computer science curriculum.
09.25.19 I spoke at the Graduate School for Social Work at University of Denver, about ethical considerations in harnessing technology for social good.
09.05.19 I’m quoted in a TechCrunch article on teaching ethics in computer science the right way.
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.