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, ethics, law, 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!
04.28.21 New NSF grant kicking off this summer (with co-PIs Robin Burke and Eric Wustrow) on integrating cybersecurity concepts into AI education.
04.23.21 I’m a guest of honor at the science fiction and open source convention Penguicon! I’m doing sessions related to science fiction and ethics, and fanfiction and copyright.
04.15.21 I gave a talk titled “Ethical Speculation in Computing Education, Research, and Practice” for the HCI and Future of Work and Wellbeing series at Wellesley University.
04.09.21 I received an NSF CAREER award for my work on Scaffolding Ethical Speculation in Technology Design. My college wrote up a nice piece about this work: Intervention! How Ethical Speculation Could Prevent Future Tech Trouble
04.09.21 I spoke on a panel titled “On the Ethics of AI: What does it mean to uncover our blindspots?” at Princeton University’s Envision Conference.
04.08.21 I spoke on a panel for UCLA law school’s IP Law Students Association on Copyright and Fair Use in Online Spaces.
03.16.21 I was quoted in an Elle article about the online community around Peloton.
03.19.21 Two papers out of my lab were presented at SIGCSE 2021; I published a blog post about them collectively (“What ‘counts’ as computer science?“) and posted a video essay about ethics in computer science education.
03.19.21 My work on social media research ethics was mentioned in a Protocol article: “Platforms vs. PhDs: How tech giants court and crush the people who study them”
03.12.21 I participated in a MozFest 2021 panel: “So You Want to be a Tech Ethicist? No Scrubs Edition.”
03.05.21 I led a tutorial on teaching data ethics for the ACM FAccT conference.
03.03.21 I gave a talk for Eastern Connecticut State University’s “university hour” series “Growing Their Own: Lessons from Community-Driven, Feminist Technology Design”
02.26.21 I was part of a virtual town hall hosted by EFF about copyright for internet content creators.
02.25.21 I spoke on a panel for the ACM HotMobile 2021 conference: “Ethics and Policy of AI Technologies in/for Mobile and IoT Systems.”
02.17.21 I spoke to the Boulder Business Women’s Leadership Group about social media ethics.
02.10.21 I moderated a panel about ethics and law at Silicon Flatirons’ conference on trust and trusthworthiness in the tech industry.