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New Topics in Social Computing: Data and Education

I have the great pleasure of being in conversation with some cool folks over at Eyebeam this evening. ┬áSava Saheli Singh, Karen Gregory and I will be talking about data … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

Credit Scores, Life Chances, and Algorithms

There’s a great article in The Nation this week about social media and ad hoc credit scoring. Can Facebook assign you a score you don’t know about but that determines … Continue reading

May 30, 2015 · 3 Comments

Everything But The Burden: Publics, Public Scholarship, And Institutions

Institutions are inherently conservative. They are built to last. One way that institutions last is by diffusing threats to the status quo across org charts, rules, forms, email chains and … Continue reading

May 12, 2015 · 6 Comments

Forced Context Collapse or The Right to Hide in Plain Sight

There is a whole brand of (mostly digital) journalism that culls social media content for stories. We can argue about the extent to which that is reporting as opposed to … Continue reading

January 17, 2015 · 2 Comments