Hi there, you found me on social media.

It’s me, @professorcasey. Credentials: I’m an assistant professor in information science. PhD/JD. I research and teach in the areas of technology ethics and governance, online communities/social media, and transformative fandom.

common links & content

advice for PhD applicants (YouTube playlist) – note that my advice is likely most helpful for (a) lab-based disciplines, e.g. STEM and social science; and (b) PhD programs in the U.S., but some is broadly applicable!

online Tech Ethics & Policy class
the 60-second at a time version of my class – read/watch along!

online Online Communities class (Spring 2021)

my tech ethics research

my online governance research

my ethics education research

my fandom research

my press & public scholarship

fiction book recs

List of books about tech ethics & social impact

my favorite book rec video: with thanks to penelope scott

Algorithms of Oppression (Safiya Noble); The Age of Surveillance Capitalism (Shoshana Zuboff); Race After Technology (Ruha Benjamin); Weapons of Math Destruction (Cathy O’Neil); Automating Inequality (Virginia Eubanks); Technically Wrong (Sara Wachter-Boettcher; Ghost Work (Mary Gray & Siddharth Suri); Design Justice (Sasha Constanza-Chock); Data Feminism (Catherine D’Ignazio & Lauren Klein); Custodians of the Internet (Tarleton Gillespie); Antisocial Media (Siva Vaidhyanathan); Black Software (Charlton D. McIlwain); Behind the Screen (Sarah Roberts); Invisible Women (Caroline Criado Perez); Programmed Inequality (Mar Hicks); This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things (Whitney Phillips); Calling Bullshit (Carl Bergstrom & Jevin West); The Charisma Machine (Morgan Ames); The Black Box Society (Frank Pasquale); Intersectional Tech (Kishoanna Gray); Artificial Unintelligence (Meredith Broussard); Coding Freedom (Gabriella Colman); Hello World (Hannah Frye); Atlas of AI (Kate Crawford); Silicon Values (Jillian York); Your Computer is On Fire (eds. Thomas S. Mullaney, Benjamin Peters, Mar Hicks, Kavita Philip); System Error (Rob Reich, Mehran Saham, Jeremy M. Weinstein), Technology of the Oppressed (David Nemar), The Fight for Privacy (Danielle Keats Citron)

List of science fiction to make you think about ethics

book rec video with thanks to The Stupendium

Autonomous (Annalee Newitz), Axiom’s End (Lindsay Ellis), Rosewater (Tade Thompson), Little Brother (Cory Doctorow), Oryx and Crake (Margaret Atwood), After On (Rob Reid), Binti (Nnedi Okorafor), Ready Player One (Ernest Cline), Nexus (Ramez Naam), The Three-Body Problem (Cixin Liu), Warcross (Marie Lu), Ancillary Justice (Ann Leckie), All Systems Red (Martha Wells), War Girls (Tochi Onyebuchi), The Circle (David Eggers), Infomocracy (Malka Older), Snow Crash (Neal Stephenson), Jurassic Park (Michael Crichton), A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor (Hank Green)

List of novels about video games

Warcross (Marie Lu), Don’t Read the Comments (Eric Smith), Slay (Brittney Morris), For the Win (Cory Doctorow), Reamde (Neal Stephenson), Dragon Ops (Mari Mancusi), Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)