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]
12.07.18 Center for Democracy & Technology event in Washington D.C.
12.17.18 Happy holidays! I posted my annual list of the favorite novels I read this year.
12.07.18 I was on a panel at the future of speech event hosted by the Center for Democracy & Technology.
12.05.18 I published a piece in How We Get to Next: What our Tech Ethics Crisis Says About the State of Computer Science Education
12.05.18 PhD student Brianna Dym and I co-authored an op-ed for Slate: Fandom’s Fate is Not Tied to Tumblr’s
12.03.18 I spoke on a panel at a Silicon Flatirons conference on “the legal pitfalls of ethical hacking.”
11.27.18 I gave a talk for the ATLAS seminar series titled “Boldly Going Where Few HCI Researchers Have Gone Before: Design, Learning, Social Computing, and Ethics in Online Fandom”
11.19.18 My piece about teaching technology ethics with science fiction was featured on Boing Boing!
11.16.18 I visited Carnegie Mellon University and gave a talk titled “Can I Use That?! Ethics, Law, and Norms for Other People’s Data” for the Human-Computer Interaction seminar series.
11.08.18 We had a PI meeting for PERVADE, held at Data & Society in NYC!
11.03.18 At CSCW 2018 (in addition to being in charge of communications, so doing most of the official tweeting!), I participated in a workshop on researching stigmatized populations, and on panels about online fandom research and research ethics. Awesome students also presented work that I co-authored: “The Perfect One”: Understanding Communication Practices and Challenges with Animated GIFs, “Control your emotions, Potter: ” An Analysis of Grief Policing on Facebook in Response to Celebrity Death, and Vulnerable and Online: Fandom’s Case for Stronger Privacy Norms and Tools.
10.15.18 I published a piece (reprinted in How We Get To Next) about teaching technology ethics with creative speculation and science fiction.
10.15.18 I attended an invited workshop held at Harvard on the topic of computer science ethics education.
10.12.18 I presented work at AoIR in the “games and fandom” session about fandom community migration, and helped organize a fishbowl conversation about teaching ethics.
09.24.18 I wrote some advice for academic job hunting!
09.23.13 Recently graduated ATLAS MS student Nate Beard presented some of our work about Terms of Service at the Internet, Policy, and Politics conference at the Oxford Internet Institute: “21st Century Digital Democracy Needs a New Contract”
09.15.18 I have two essays in the recent “future of fandom” special issue of Transformative Works and Cultures: (1) a design fiction about the past and future of fandom platforms; and (2) a piece lead-authored by PhD student Brianna Dym about privacy norms and generational differences in fandom
09.04.18 I attended the kick-off of the 18/19 AY for the Berkman Klein Center, which I’m really excited to be a part of!