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Tarleton Gillespie

Tarleton Gillespie is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at Cornell University, and affiliated with the Program in Information Science and the Department of Science & Technology Studies. He is the author of the book "Wired Shut: Copyright and the Shape of Digital Culture" (MIT Press, June 2007). Tarleton is a non-residential fellow with the Center for Internet and Society at the Stanford Law School.

A “pay it back tax” on data brokers: a modest (and also politically untenable and impossibly naïve) policy proposal Mar 18, 2014

I’ve just returned from the “Social, Cultural, and Ethical Dimensions of Big Data” event, held by the Data & Society Initiative (led by danah boyd), and spurred by the efforts of the White House Office of Technology and Policy to … Continue reading

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Announcement: New anthology on media technologies, bringing together STS and Communication perspectives Feb 20, 2014

I’m thrilled to announce that our anthology, Media Technologies: Essays on Communication, Materiality, and Society, edited by myself and Pablo Boczkowski and Kirsten Foot, is now officially available from MIT Press. Contributors include Geoffrey Bowker, Finn Brunton, Gabriella Coleman, Gregory Downey, Steven Jackson, Christopher Kelty, Leah Lievrouw, … Continue reading

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Two Culture Digitally dialogues now published in the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media Dec 5, 2013

Two of the dialogues that first appeared here and here at Culture Digitally are now available in their final, published form, thanks to our continued partnership with the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media. (Re)read them now! Print and frame! They … Continue reading

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The Digital Keywords Workshop Nov 18, 2013

Culture Digitally is thrilled to partner with a new initiative, the Digital Keywords Workshop, spearheaded by Ben Peters (University of  Tulsa). The goal of the Digital Keywords Workshop, a boutique scholarly forum, is to work through and critique some terms … Continue reading

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Tumblr, NSFW porn blogging, and the challenge of checkpoints Jul 26, 2013

After Yahoo’s high-profile purchase of Tumblr, when Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said that she would “promise not to screw it up,” this is probably not what she had in mind. Devoted users of Tumblr have been watching closely, worried that the cool, web 2.0 image … Continue reading

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