Casey Fiesler is an associate 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]
Follow me! Mastodon | Twitter | TikTok | YouTube
Here is a link to my research lab page! The Internet Rules Lab
If you’re looking for computing ethics education resources including the syllabi spreadsheet, 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!
For some excellent fiction reading recommendations, here!
For stuff you saw on social media including tech ethics book recommendations, here!
04.21.23 I was on a panel about intellectual property at the Silicon Flatirons conference on generative AI.
04.19.23 I published a piece about generative AI for The Conversation: AI has social consequences, but who pays the price? Tech companies’ problem with ‘ethical debt’
04.19.23My PhD co-advisee Jess Smith successfully proposed her dissertation which will be titled “Measuring the Immeasurable: Co-Designing Best Practices for Operationalizing Fairness in Multistakeholder Recommender Systems”!
03.28.23 I published an op ed in Slate: Congress doesn’t understand something big about TikTok.
03.12.23 Our research team on AI-cybersecurity education published a blog post about our some of our curriculum development work so far.
03.07.23 New paper published, led by Aaron Jiang as part of his dissertation work: A Trade-off-centered Framework of Content Moderation in ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction.
03.07.23 At the Embedded Ethics conference at Stanford, I spoke on a panel about multiple approaches to ethics education in computer science.
03.01.23 I was a guest on the Radical AI podcast, along with Emily Bender, speaking about the limitations of ChatGPT.
02.20.23 I was interviewed by my university about ChatGPT.
02.06.23 As part of the CU Boulder law school’s Silicon Flatirons’ annual flagship conference, this year themed “The Internet’s Midlife Crisis,” I moderated a panel about tech journalism and tech policy.
12.27.22 A new paper about research ethics led by PhD candidate Shamika Klassen was just published in Social Media + Society: “This Isn’t Your Data, Friend”: Black Twitter as a Case Study on Research Ethics for Public Data
11.22.22 With CSCW 2022 over, I have officially taken over as one of the general chairs of CSCW 2023!
11.17.22 My PhD advisee Shamika Klassen successfully proposed her dissertation which will be titled “Speculation, Innovation, And Black Women: Using Technowomanism And Afrofuturism To Envision The Future Of Online Communities”!
11.07.22 At the 2022 ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing, recent CU computer science graduate Ella Sarder and I published a poster based on her honors thesis research: Entering the Techlash: Student Perspectives on Ethics in Tech Job Searches
11.02.22 In the days following Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter, I wrote for The Conversation about social media platform migrations, was interviewed for CU Boulder Today, and my research about platform migration was covered in The Atlantic, Inside Higher Ed, and Science. (Also, I’m on Mastodon now!)