Remix Category

Remixers’ Understandings of Fair Use Online (CSCW 2014)

In honor of Fair Use Week, I thought I would finally throw up a post about the only not-yet-blogged-about paper that became part of my dissertation. This paper covers the exploratory interview study (conducted in 2011) that informed the rest of my PhD work on copyright and online communities. (If you’d like to see the […]

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An Archive of Their Own: A Case Study of Feminist HCI and Values in Design (CHI 2016)

[Straight to a link to the full paper] [Video of CHI presentation [Slide deck from CHI presentation] For years, I’ve been bringing up the fan fiction site Archive of Our Own (AO3) to folks in the HCI community, as a cool example of two things: (1) an amazingly successful open source project designed and built mostly […]

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The Chilling Tale of Copyright in Online Creative Communities

This piece originally appeared in an issue of XRDS: Crossroads, The ACM Magazine for Students in 2013. Due to the ACM paywall, I am reproducing it here (as allowable under their copyright terms!), but you can also see the original, nicely formatted version by following the Authorizer link on my Publications page. Feel free to cite […]

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Fair Use Barbie: Changing the narrative & the legality of remix

If Barbie can learn about computer engineering, she can learn about copyright too, right? When I sat down with my laptop last week and started editing Barbie images in Photoshop, not in my wildest dreams would I have thought that what I was creating would end up shared more than 10,000 times and that I’d […]

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Barbie, Remixed: I (really!) can be a computer engineer.

I am a PhD student in a computing department, so I guess it’s not surprising that my social media feeds have been full of outrage over Barbie’s “computer engineering” skills. The blog post that originally went viral appears to be sporadically down due to heavy traffic, but The Daily Dot also has a good summary […]

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