I'm a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research New York City, a Visiting Professor at MIT's Center for Civic Media, and a Senior Fellow at NYU's Information Law Institute. My research addresses the social impacts of big data, and I'm currently writing a new book on data and power with Yale University Press.
I'm on the advisory boards of the Information Program at George Soros' Open Society Foundation, The New Museum's art and technology incubator NEW INC, and several academic journals including Big Data and Society. In 2013, I was a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio fellow, where I worked on issues to do with big data, ethics and communities. I'm also a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Data for Development, and I'm a co-director of the Council for Big Data, Ethics & Society.
Apart from the academic stuff, I've also written for The Atlantic, The New York Times and The New Inquiry. More on that below.
My latest for The New York Times on Jim Dwyer's new book on Diaspora, idealism and technology.
Wearable device data is now being used in courtrooms. I consider some of the ramifications in The Atlantic.
Member of the Council for Big Data, Ethics, and Society, an initiative of the new Data & Society Research Institute.
Here's a recent essay I wrote for The New Inquiry on the twin anxieties of the surveillers and the surveilled (aka "From Squeaky Dolphin to Normcore").
The Atlantic reports on my recent research paper with Tarleton Gillespie, "What is a Flag For? Social Media Reporting Tools and the Vocabulary of Complaint" (New Media & Society, 2014).
NiemanLab article by Mike Annanny and me on our research into news app design and how software engineers are shaping contemporary news.