Publications

Creativity and Critique: Gap Analysis of Support for Critical Research on Big Data
Policy Papers / Publications

Creativity and Critique: Gap Analysis of Support for Critical Research on Big Data

We define big data as large amounts of information, collected about many people, over multiple devices. We define critical big data research as efforts to demonstrate how flaws—ethical or methodological—in the collection and use and of big have implications for social inequality. There are many critical and creative big data research […]

Bots, #StrongerIn, and #Brexit: Computational Propaganda during the UK-EU Referendum
Academic Articles / Policy Papers / Publications

Bots, #StrongerIn, and #Brexit: Computational Propaganda during the UK-EU Referendum

Bots are social media accounts that automate interaction with other users, and they are active on the StrongerIn-Brexit conversation happening over Twitter. These automated scripts generate content through these platforms and then interact with people. Political bots are automated accounts that are particularly active on public policy issues, elections, and […]

Book Reading At SXSW 2016
Books / Presentations

Book Reading At SXSW 2016

The “internet of things” is the expanding network of everyday objects—you can expect some 35 billion connected devices by 2020. The internet won’t be about your mobile phone or laptop anymore, it will be dominated by communication between devices, chips scattered over the natural world, and sensors embedded in our […]

Video:  Talk to the National Endowment for Democracy
Books / Presentations / Video

Video: Talk to the National Endowment for Democracy

Here is the video of my book talk to the National Endowment for Democracy on February 3rd, 2016, “Will the Internet of Things Enhance Democracy or Empower Autocrats?”