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 my Computer Engineer Barbie remix, here!
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
07.10.18 I think a lot about things like imposter syndrome and how to help myself and others (especially junior researchers!) feel better about themselves and their work – so I wrote some Mister Rogers fanfiction that doubles as advice for PhD students.
07.05.18 The spreadsheet of tech ethics curricula I made back in November has exploded, so I blogged some context and background about it – it’s continuing to grow!
06.29.18 We had a PI meeting for PERVADE preceding the Sociotech Future Symposium at University of Michigan where I gave a short talk on ecosystems of governance and reconnected with an amazing scholarly community.
06.26.18 Last year I did some consulting work with Mattel on a computational thinking book, which was released along with Robotics Engineer Barbie. The book is called Code Camp with Barbie and Friends, and I wrote the forward to it.
06.25.18 At ICWSM this year in Stanford, I organized a research ethics workshop and presented a (non-archival) poster about TOS for data scraping. My PhD student Aaron Jiang presented our paper about governance on Reddit.
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.