Information Society Series Book Announcement: Digital Countercultures and the Struggle for Community

I’m thrilled to announce that the 10th book in the “Information Society Series” at MIT Press that I co-edit with Laura DeNardis has been released: Digital Countercultures and the Struggle for Community By Jessa Lingel Whether by accidental keystroke or deliberate tinkering, technology is…

New Project: Assessing the Implementation of CIPA-Mandated Internet Filtering in U.S. Public Libraries

I'm excited to launch a new project with my colleague Dr. Nadine Kozak on "Assessing the Implementation of CIPA-Mandated Internet Filtering in U.S. Public Libraries," for which we have received funding from the UW-Milwaukee "Research Growth Initiative" internal grant program.…

#AOIR2016 special issue of Information, Communication & Society: Platform Values

I'm pleased to announce that the special issue of Information, Communication & Society that features research from the 2016 annual conference of the Association of Internet Research (AoIR) has been published. I was privileged to co-edit the special issue with Koen…

Call for Papers: “Privacy” Issue of Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy (Spring 2017)

[UDPATE: The "Privacy" special issue has now been published. Details here.] I'm pleased to announce I am the guest editor for the Spring 2017 issue of the American Library Association's Journal of Intellectual Freedom & Privacy (JIFP). The issue's theme is…

Information Society Series Book Announcement: The World Made Meme

I’m very pleased to announce that the 8th book in the MIT Press collection “Information Society Series” that I am co-editing with Laura DeNardis has been released: The World Made Meme: Public Conversations and Participatory Media by Ryan Milner Internet memes—digital snippets that can make…

NSF Grant: Mapping Privacy and Surveillance Dynamics in Emerging Mobile Ecosystems: Practices and Contexts in the Netherlands and US

I am thrilled to announce that I have been awarded an NSF EAGER (EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research) grant to pursue a research collaboration with Dr. Jessica Vitak (University of Maryland) and Drs. Jason Pridmore and Daniel Trottier (Erasmus University) on “Mapping…

ALISE Webinar: Ethics in Library Research Data Services

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First Monday special issue: “A Decade of Web 2.0: Reflections, Critical Perspectives, and Beyond”

I am extremely happy to announce the publication of “A Decade of Web 2.0: Reflections, Critical Perspectives, and Beyond”, a special issue of First Monday that I was privileged to co-edit with Dr. Anna L. Hoffmann. The issue includes an impressive set of…

Wired Editorial: “OkCupid Study Reveals the Perils of Big-Data Science”

We clearly have entered the era of big data. Armed with petabytes of transaction data, clickstreams and cookie logs, as well as data from social networks, mobile phones, and the “internet of things,” a wide range of economic interests, including…

Choose Privacy Week 2016 Webinar: Raising Privacy Awareness in Your Library and in Your Community

I’m once again thrilled to be contributing to an American Library Association (ALA) webinar on "Raising Privacy Awareness in Your Library and in Your Community" in preparation for Choose Privacy Week (May 1-7, 2016). Details and my slides on my contribution on "Sparking Privacy…