AoIR: Search 2.0: Web 2.0, Personal Information Flows, and the Drive for the Perfect Search Engine

Following up on my Web 2.0 panel at 4S, I just returned from another quick trip to Canada -- this time Vancouver -- for the annual conference of the Association of Internet Researchers, where I organized a similar panel titled…

4S: Privacy and Surveillance in Web 2.0

I am currently attending the annual meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science in Montreal. Earlier today I had the pleasure of participating on a panel I co-organized with Anders Albrechtslund titled, "Ways Knowing Everything About Each Other:…

Debrief: Surveillance Studies Summer Seminar

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Surveillance Studies Summer Seminar hosted by the Surveillance Project at Queens University. The seminar was led by world-class surveillance studies experts: David Lyon, Kevin Haggerty, and Kirstie Ball. About twenty graduate…

Digital Social Responsibility: Searching for Ethics on the Internet (June 7, NYC)

The Japan Society of New York is hosting a very interesting event titled "Digital Social Responsibility: Searching for Ethics on the Internet" on Thursday, June 7, 2007 from 2:00 to 6:00 PM. This seminar will feature keynote speaker Craig Newmark,…

CEPE 2007: Seventh International Computer Ethics Conference

Noëmi Manders-Huits (Delft University of Technology) and I have been accepted to present our paper “Values and pragmatic action: The challenges of engagement with technical design communities” at CEPE 2007: Seventh International Conference of Computer Ethics: Philosophical Enquiry, hosted by…

NYU Colloquium on Information Technology & Society Spring 2007 Schedule

The spring 2007 schedule for the Information Law Institute (NYU Law School) Colloquium on Information Technology & Society has been announced. I'm excited about the opportunity to moderate the panel on "A Discussion about Privacy in Web-Search" featuring Ramsey Homsany,…

The Disciplinary Gaze of Web Search Engines

Blogging has been light (again), as I've been preparing for my final conference trip. This time, I'm in San Antonio, TX for the 92nd Annual Convention of the National Communication Association. I'm presenting on an amazing panel titled "Visualizing Security:…

Protecting Consumers in the Next Tech-ade

The FTC is holding a set of public hearings November 6-8 called Protecting Consumers in the Next Tech-ade, bringing together a diverse collection of scholars and practioners "to examine the key technological and business developments that will shape consumers' core…