danah boyd's writing

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Popular blog posts can be found at Best Of Apophenia

Book-Length Pieces

danah boyd. (Forthcoming). It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens. New Haven: Yale University Press.

danah boyd. (2008). Taken Out of Context: American Teen Sociality in Networked Publics. PhD Dissertation. University of California-Berkeley, School of Information. [pdf] [html]

Ito, Mizuko, Sonja Baumer, Matteo Bittanti, danah boyd, Rachel Cody, Becky Herr, Heather A. Horst, Patricia G. Lange, Dilan Mahendran, Katynka Martinez, C.J. Pascoe, Dan Perkel, Laura Robinson, Christo Sims, and Lisa Tripp. (with Judd Antin, Megan Finn, Arthur Law, Annie Manion, Sarai Mitnick and Dan Schlossberg and Sarita Yardi). (2009). Hanging Out, Messing Around, Geeking Out: Living and Learning with New Media. Cambridge: MIT Press. [html]

 

Scholarly Articles and Academic Contributions

danah boyd. (In press). "Making Sense of Teen Life: Strategies for Capturing Ethnographic Data in a Networked Era." In Hargittai, E. & Sandvig, C. (Eds.) Digital Research Confidential: The Secrets of Studying Behavior Online. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. [pdf]
Musto, Jennifer and danah boyd. (In Press).  “The Trafficking-Technology Nexus.” Social Politics.
Yom-Tov, Elad and danah boyd. (2014). “On the link between media coverage of anorexia and pro-anorexic practices on the web.” International Journal of Eating Disorders 47(2): 196-202.
Marwick, Alice and danah boyd. (2014). "'It's just drama': Teen perspectives on conflict and aggression in a networked era." Journal of Youth Studies.
boyd, danah and Kelly McBride. (2013). "The Destabilizing Force of Fear." In The New Ethics of Journalism (Eds. Kelly McBride and Tom Rosentiel). CQ Press. pp. 177-188.
boyd, danah and Eszter Hargittai. (2013). "Connected and Concerned: Variation in parents' online safety concerns." Policy & Internet 5(3), 245–269. [html]
Thakor, Mitali and danah boyd. (2013). “Networked Trafficking: Reflections on Technology and the Anti-Trafficking Movement.” Dialectical Anthropology 37(2): 277-290. [pdf]
Korchmaros, Josephine, Michele Ybarra, Jennifer Langhinrichsen-Rohling, danah boyd, and Amanda Lenhart. (2013). “Perpetration of Teen Dating Violence in a Networked Society.” Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking 16(8): 561-567. [pdf]
Lingel, Jessa and danah boyd. (2013). “‘Keep it Secret, Keep it Safe’: Information Poverty, Information Norms, and Stigma.” Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 64(5): 981-991. [draft pdf]
Monroy-Hernández, Andrés, Munmum De Choudhury, Emre Kiciman, danah boyd, Scott Counts. (2013). "The New War Correspondents: The Rise of Civic Media Curation in Urban Warfare." CSCW'13. [pdf]
Ellison, Nicole and danah boyd. (2013). “Sociality through Social Network Sites.” In The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies (Ed. William H. Dutton). Oxford: Oxford University Press. [preprint pdf]
boyd, danah. (2013). "Networked Privacy." Surveillance & Society 10(3/4), 348-350. [pdf]
Baym, Nancy and danah boyd. (2012). “Socially Mediated Publicness: An Introduction.” Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media 56(3), pp. 320-329. [html]
Ybarra, Michele, danah boyd, Josephine Korchmaros, and Jay Koby Oppenheim. (2012) “Defining and Measuring Cyberbullying Within the Larger Context of Bullying Victimization,” Journal of Adolescent Health 51, pp. 53-58. [journal version]
boyd, danah. (2012). "The Politics of 'Real Names': Power, Context, and Control in Networked Publics." Communications of the ACM 55(8), pp. 29-31. [draft pdf]

boyd, danah and Kate Crawford. (2012). “Critical Questions for Big Data: Provocations for a Cultural, Technological, and Scholarly Phenomenon.” Information, Communication, & Society 15:5, p. 662-679. [draft pdf] [Based on conference paper at SSRN called "Six Provocations for Big Data"]

- Republished in Hungarian as danah boyd and Kate Crawford. (2012) 'Az adatrengeteg kínos kérdései' Információs Társadalom 2012/2, pp. 7-22.

Monroy-Hernández, Andrés, Emre Kiciman, danah boyd, Scott Counts. (2012) “Tweeting the Drug War: Empowerment, Intimidation, and Regulation in Social Media.” HCIC 2012, June 25-29. [pdf]
Monroy-Hernández, Andrés, Emre Kiciman, danah boyd, Scott Counts. (2012) “Narcotweets: Social Media in Wartime.” ICWSM’12 poster paper, June 5-7. [pdf]
danah boyd, Eszter Hargittai, Jason Schultz, and John Palfrey. (2011). “Why Parents Help Their Children Lie to Facebook: Unintended Consequences of the ‘Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act’.” First Monday 16(11), November. [html]
danah boyd. (2011). "White Flight in Networked Publics? How Race and Class Shaped American Teen Engagement with MySpace and Facebook." In Race After the Internet (Eds. Lisa Nakamura and Peter Chow-White). Routledge, pp. 203-222. [pdf]
Anabel Quan-Haase and danah boyd. (2011.)  “Teen Communities.” Encyclopedia of Social Networking (eds. George Barnette). London: Sage. [pdf]
danah boyd and Kate Crawford. (2011). "Six Provocations for Big Data." Paper presented at the Oxford Internet Institute Decade in Internet Time Symposium, September 22. [ssrn]
Alice Marwick and danah boyd. (2011). "The Drama! Teen Conflict in Networked Publics." Paper presented at the Oxford Internet Institute Decade in Internet Time Symposium, September 22. [ssrn]
danah boyd and Alice Marwick. (2011). "Social Privacy in Networked Publics: Teens’ Attitudes, Practices, and Strategies." Paper presented at the Oxford Internet Institute Decade in Internet Time Symposium, September 22. [ssrn]
Gilad Lotan, Erhardt Graeff, Mike Ananny, Devin Gaffney, Ian Pearce, and danah boyd (2011). "The Revolutions Were Tweeted: Information Flows during the 2011 Tunisian and Egyptian Revolutions." International Journal of Communications 5, Feature 1375–1405. [pdf]
danah boyd. (2011). "Dear Voyeur, Meet Flâneur… Sincerely, Social Media." Surveillance and Society 8(4), 505-507. [pdf]
Andres Monroy-Hernandez, Benjamin Mako Hill, Jazmin Gonzalez-Rivero, danah boyd. (2011). "Computers can't give credit: How automatic attribution falls short in an online remixing community." CHI 2011, Vancouver. (Honorable Mention) [HTML]
Alice Marwick and danah boyd (2011). "To See and Be Seen: Celebrity Practice on Twitter." Convergence, 17(2), 139 - 158. [draft pdf]
danah boyd, Jenny Ryan, and Alex Leavitt. (2011). "Pro-Self-Harm and the Visibility of Youth-Generated Problematic Content." I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society 7(1). [PDF]
Alice Marwick and danah boyd (2011). "I Tweet Honestly, I Tweet Passionately: Twitter Users, Context Collapse, and the Imagined Audience." New Media and Society, 13, 96-113. [Draft PDF]
Schrock, Andrew and danah boyd (2011). "Problematic Youth Interaction Online: Solicitation, Harassment, and Cyberbullying." In Computer-Mediated Communication in Personal Relationships (Eds. Kevin B. Wright & Lynn M. Webb). New York: Peter Lang. [Draft PDF]
Sarita Yardi and danah boyd (2010). "Dynamic Debates: An Analysis of Group Polarization over Time on Twitter." Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society 30(5), 316-327. [Draft PDF]
danah boyd. (2010). "Social Network Sites as Networked Publics: Affordances, Dynamics, and Implications." In Networked Self: Identity, Community, and Culture on Social Network Sites (ed. Zizi Papacharissi), pp. 39-58. [pdf]
danah boyd and Eszter Hargittai (2010). "Facebook Privacy Settings: Who Cares?" First Monday 15 (8). [pdf]
Sarita Yardi and danah boyd (2010). "Tweeting from the Town Square: Measuring Geographic Local Networks." ICWSM-2010. [pdf]
danah boyd, Scott Golder, and Gilad Lotan (2010)."Tweet Tweet Retweet: Conversational Aspects of Retweeting on Twitter." Proceedings of HICSS-42, Persistent Conversation Track. Kauai, HI: IEEE Computer Society. January 5-8, 2010.[pdf]
Sarita Yardi, Daniel Romero, Grant Schoenebeck, and danah boyd (2010). "Detecting Spam in a Twitter network." First Monday, 15 (1). [pdf]
danah boyd and Alice Marwick (2009). "The Conundrum of Visibility." Journal of Children and Media, 3 (4): 410-414. [pdf]
danah boyd. (2008). "Friendship." In Ito, Mizuko, Sonja Baumer, Matteo Bittanti, danah boyd, Rachel Cody, Becky Herr, Heather A. Horst, Patricia G. Lange, Dilan Mahendran, Katynka Martinez, C.J. Pascoe, Dan Perkel, Laura Robinson, Christo Sims, and Lisa Tripp. (with Judd Antin, Megan Finn, Arthur Law, Annie Manion, Sarai Mitnick and Dan Schlossberg and Sarita Yardi). (Forthcoming). Hanging Out, Messing Around, Geeking Out: Living and Learning with New Media. Cambridge: MIT Press, Forthcoming. [html]
danah boyd (2008). "How Can Qualitative Internet Researchers Define the Boundaries of Their Projects: A Response to Christine Hine." Internet Inquiry: Conversations About Method (eds. Annette Markham and Nancy Baym). Los Angeles: Sage, pp. 26-32. [pdf]
danah boyd (2008). "Facebook's Privacy Trainwreck: Exposure, Invasion, and Social Convergence." Convergence, 14 (1). [pdf]
danah boyd (2008). "None of this is Real." Structures of Participation in Digital Culture (ed. Joe Karaganis). New York: Social Science Research Council, pp. 132-157. [pdf]
danah boyd (2007). "Why Youth (Heart) Social Network Sites: The Role of Networked Publics in Teenage Social Life." MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Learning - Youth, Identity, and Digital Media Volume (ed. David Buckingham). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp. 119-142. [pdf]
danah boyd and Nicole Ellison (2007, October). "Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship." Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 13 (1), article 11. [html] [pdf]
danah boyd (2007). "The Significance of Social Software." BlogTalks Reloaded: Social Software Research & Cases (eds. Thomas N. Burg and Jan Schmidt). Norderstedt, pp. 15-30. [pdf]
danah boyd (2007, May). "Social Network Sites: Public, Private, or What?" Knowledge Tree, 13. [html] [pdf] [French]
danah boyd (2006, December). "Friends, Friendsters, and MySpace Top 8: Writing Community Into Being on Social Network Sites." First Monday, 11 (12). [html] [pdf]
danah boyd (2006, November). “A Blogger’s Blog: Exploring the Definition of a Medium.” Reconstruction, 6 (4). [html] [pdf]
Cameron Marlow, Mor Naaman, danah boyd, and Marc Davis (2006). "HT06, Tagging Paper, Taxonomy, Flickr, Academic Article, ToRead." Proceedings of Hypertext 2006, New York: ACM Press. [pdf]
Cameron Marlow, Mor Naaman, danah boyd, and Marc Davis (2006). "Position Paper, Tagging, Taxonomy, Flickr, Article, ToRead." Collaborative Web Tagging Workshop (at WWW 2006). Edinburgh, Scotland, May 22. [pdf]
danah boyd and Jeffrey Heer (2006). "Profiles as Conversation: Networked Identity Performance on Friendster." Proceedings of the Hawai'i International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-39), Persistent Conversation Track. Kauai, HI: IEEE Computer Society. January 4 - 7, 2006. [pdf]
danah boyd (2005). "Sociable Technology and Democracy." Extreme Democracy (eds. Jon Lebkowsky and Mitch Ratcliffe). Lulu. [pdf]
Jeffrey Heer and danah boyd (2005). "Vizster: Visualizing Online Social Networks." IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization (InfoVis 2005). Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 23-25. [pdf]
danah boyd (2005). "Autistic Social Software." Best Software Writing I (ed. Joel Spolsky). Berkeley: Apress. [pdf]
danah boyd (2005). "Broken Metaphors: Blogging as Liminal Practice." Presented at Media Ecology Association Conference (MEA 2005). New York, New York, USA, June 22-26, 2005. [pdf]
Joseph McCarthy and danah boyd (2005). "Digital Backchannels in Shared Physical Spaces: Experiences at an Academic Conference." Conference on Human Factors and Computing Systems (CHI 2005). Portland, Oregon, USA, April 2-7. [pdf]
Judith Donath and danah boyd (2004, October). "Public displays of connection." BT Technology Journal, 22 (4), pp 71-82. [pdf]
danah boyd (2004). "Friendster and Publicly Articulated Social Networks." Conference on Human Factors and Computing Systems (CHI 2004). Vienna: ACM, April 24-29, 2004. [pdf]
Fernanda Viegas, danah boyd, David Nguyen, Jeff Potter, and Judith Donath (2002). "Digital Artifacts for Remembering and Storytelling: PostHistory and Social Network Fragments." Proceedings of the Hawai'i International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-37), Persistent Conversation Track. Big Island, HI: IEEE Computer Society. January 5-8, 2002. [pdf]
danah boyd and Jeff Potter (2003). "Social Network Fragments: An Interactive Tool for Exploring Digital Social Connections." Sketch at SIGGRAPH 2003. San Diego, California: ACM, July 27-31. [pdf]
danah boyd (2002). "Faceted Id/entity: Managing Representation in a Digital World." Cambridge, MA: MIT Master's Thesis. August 9, 2002. [pdf]
danah boyd, Hyun-Yeul Lee, Daniel Ramage, and Judith Donath (2002). "Developing Legible Visualizations for Online Social Spaces." Proceedings of the Hawai'i International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-35). Big Island, HI: IEEE Computer Society. January 7 - 10, 2002. [pdf]
danah boyd (2001). "Sexing the Internet: Reflections on the role of identification in online communities." Presented at Sexualities, medias and technologies: theorizing old and new practices. University of Surrey, June 21-22, 2001. [pdf]
Kelly Dobson, danah boyd, Wendy Ju, Judith Donath, and Hiroshi Ishii (2001). "Creating Visceral Personal and Social Interactions in Mediated Spaces." Interactive Poster at Conference on Human Factors and Computing Systems (CHI 2001). Seattle, Washington: ACM, March 31 - April 5, 2001. [pdf]

Written Conference Talks

danah boyd. (2013). "Networked Norms: How Tech Startups and Teen Practices Challenge Organizational Boundaries." ASTD Tech Knowledge. San Jose, California, January 30. [html]
danah boyd. (2012). "The Power of Fear in Networked Publics." SXSW. Austin, Texas, March 10. [html]
danah boyd. (2011). "Teen Sexting and Its Impact on the Tech Industry." Read Write Web 2WAY Conference.New York, NY, June 13. [html]
danah boyd. (2011). "Networked Privacy." Personal Democracy Forum. New York, NY, June 6. [html]
danah boyd and Alice Marwick. (2011, May 28). "Social Steganography: Privacy in Networked Publics." International Communication Association. Boston, MA. [pdf]
danah boyd. (2010, October 29). "The Future of Privacy: How Privacy Norms Can Inform Regulation." International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners. Jerusalem, Israel. [html]
danah boyd. (2010, October 23). "Living Life in Public: Why American Teens Choose Publicity Over Privacy." Association of Internet Researchers. Gothenburg, Sweden. [html]
danah boyd (2010, May 27). "Transparency Is Not Enough." Gov 2.0 Expo.Washington, DC. [html]
danah boyd (2010, April 29). "Privacy and Publicity in the Context of Big Data." WWW. Raleigh, NC. [html]
danah boyd (2010, March 13). "Making Sense of Privacy and Publicity." SXSW. Austin, TX. [html]
danah boyd (2010, March 4). "Privacy, Publicity, and Visibility." Microsoft Research TechFest. Redmond, WA. [html]
danah boyd (2009, December 1). "Do you See What I See?: Visibility of Practices through Social Media." Supernova. San Francisco, CA. [html]
danah boyd (2009, November 17). "Streams of Content, Limited Attention: The Flow of Information Through Sociality." Web2.0 Expo. New York, NY. [html]
danah boyd (2009, June 30). "The Not-So-Hidden Politics of Class Online." Personal Democracy Forum. New York, NY. [html]

danah boyd (2009, May 23). "MySpace Vs. Facebook: A Digital Enactment of Class-Based Social Categories Amongst American Teenagers." International Communications Association. Chicago, IL. [html]

  • Translated into Czech by Daniela Milton [html]
danah boyd (2009, April 18). "Living and Learning with Social Media." Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology. State College, PA. [html]

danah boyd (2009, February 26). "Social Media is Here to Stay... Now What?" Microsoft Research TechFest. Redmond, WA. [html]

  • Republished in Italian for Sociologia della Comunicazione as "I social media sono qui per restare… e ora?" [pdf]
danah boyd (2008, September 22). "Understanding Socio-Technical Phenomena in a Web2.0 Era." Talk given to MSR New England. Cambridge, MA. [html]
danah boyd (2008, April 23). "Teen Socialization Practices in Networked Publics." Talk at MacArthur Forum. Palo Alto, CA. [html]
danah boyd (2007, November 2). "Information Access in a Networked World." Talk given to Pearson Publishing. Palo Alto, CA. [html] [French]
danah boyd (2007, October 13). "Choose Your Own Ethnography: In Search of (Un)Mediated Life." Paper presented at 4S. Montreal, Canada. [html]
danah boyd (2007, May 18). "Digital Handshakes on Virtual Receiving Lines." Talk at Personal Democracy Forum. New York, New York. [html]
danah boyd (2007, May 16). "Film and the Audience of Tomorrow." Talk at Cannes Film Festival Opening Forum: "Cinema: The Audiences of Tomorrow." Cannes, France. [html]
danah boyd (2007, March 28). "Incantations for Muggles: The Role of Ubiquitous Web 2.0 Technologies in Everyday Life." Talk at Emerging Tech 2007. San Diego, California. [html]
danah boyd (2006, October 2). "The Significance of Social Software." Talk at BlogTalk Reloaded. Vienna, Austria. [html]
danah boyd (2006, March 6). "G/localization: When Global Information and Local Interaction Collide." Talk at Emerging Tech 2006. San Diego, California. [html]
danah boyd (2006, February 19). "Identity Production in a Networked Culture: Why Youth Heart MySpace." Talk at American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS-2006). St. Louis, Missouri. [html] [french pdf]
danah boyd (2005, October 1). "Blogging Outloud: Shifts in Public Voice." Talk at Library and Information Technology Association . San Jose, California. [html]
danah boyd (2005, February 4). "Revenge of the Social Network: Lessons from Friendster." Talk at Stanford's HCI Seminar. Palo Alto, California. [html]
danah boyd (2004, June 24). "Autistic Social Software." Talk at Supernova2004. Santa Clara, California. [html]
danah boyd (2004, February 11). "Revenge of the User: Lessons from Creator/User Battles." Talk at Emerging Tech 2004. San Diego, California. [html]
danah boyd, Jeff Potter (2003, July 30). "Social Network Fragments: An Interactive Tool for Exploring Digital Social Connections." Sketch talk at SIGGRAPH 2003. San Diego, California: ACM. [ppt]
danah boyd, Jeff Potter, and Fernanda Viegas (2002, February 14). "Fragmentation of Identity through Structural Holes in Email." Paper talk at International Sunbelt Social Network Conference XXII. New Orleans, LA: February 13-17, 2002. [ppt]

Essays, Op-Eds, and Other Writings

Human Trafficking Researchers. (2013). "How to Responsibly Create Technological Interventions to Address the Domestic Sex Trafficking of Minors." April 8. [pdf]
boyd, danah. (2012). "Truth, Lies, and ‘Doxxing’: The Real Moral of the Gawker/Reddit Story." Wired. October 29. [html]
Marwick, Alice and danah boyd. (2012). "Teens Text More Than Adults, But They’re Still Just Teens." The Daily Beast. May 20. [html]
boyd, danah. (2012). "Whether the digital era improves society is up to its users – that's us." The Guardian. April 21. [html]
boyd, danah and Alice Marwick. (2011). "Bullying as True Drama." The New York Times. September 21, A35. [html]
boyd, danah. (2011). "Participating in the Always-On Lifestyle." The Social Media Reader (ed. Michael Mandiberg), pp. 71-76. [book download]
Marwick, Alice and danah boyd. (2011). "Tweeting Teens Can Handle Public Life." The Guardian. February 15. [html]
boyd, danah. (2010). "Streams of Attention, Limited Choice." UX Magazine. February 25. [html] [pdf]
boyd, danah. (2009). "Implications of User Choice: The Cultural Logic of 'MySpace or Facebook?'" Interactions Magazine XVI6-November/December. [html] [pdf]
"Informing Communities: Sustaining Democracy in the Digital Age." (2009). Report of the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy. [html] [pdf]
boyd, danah. (2009). "Reflections on Lori Drew, Bullying, and Strategies for Helping Kids." In The Best Technology Writing 2009 (ed. Steven Johnson). Yale.
Palfrey, John, Dena Sacco, and danah boyd, co-directors. (2008). Enhancing Child Safety and Online Technologies. Report of the Internet Safety Technical Task Force. [html]
Schrock, Andrew and danah boyd. (2008). "Online Threats to Youth: Solicitation, Harassment, and Problematic Content." Research Advisory Board Report for the Internet Safety Technical Task Force. [pdf]
Ito, Mizuko, Sonja Baumer, Matteo Bittanti, danah boyd, Rachel Cody, Becky Herr, Heather A. Horst, Patricia G. Lange, Dilan Mahendran, Katynka Martinez, C.J. Pascoe, Dan Perkel, Laura Robinson, Christo Sims, and Lisa Tripp. (with Judd Antin, Megan Finn, Arthur Law, Annie Manion, Sarai Mitnick and Dan Schlossberg and Sarita Yardi). (2008). Hanging Out, Messing Around, Geeking Out: Living and Learning with New Media. Report for the MacArthur Foundation. [pdf]
danah boyd (2008). "Can Social Network Sites Enable Political Action?" In Rebooting America (eds. Allison Fine, Micah Sifry, Andrew Rasiej and Josh Levy). Creative Commons. 112-116. [pdf]
danah boyd (2008). "Digital Handshakes in Networked Publics: Why Politicians Must Interact, Not Broadcast." In Ben Rigby (ed.) Mobilizing Generation 2.0. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. [pdf]
danah boyd (2007, June) "Socializing digitally." Vodafone Receiver Magazine 18: The Home. [pdf]
danah boyd (2007, June) Case Commentary on "We Googled You: Should Fred hire Mimi despite her online history?" by Diane Coutu. Harvard Business Review. Cambridge. [html]
danah boyd (2007) Foreward to "Coolhunting: Chasing Down the Next Big Thing" by Peter Gloor and Scott Cooper. Amacom. [html]
danah boyd (2006, September 8) "Facebook's 'Privacy Trainwreck': Exposure, Invasion, and Drama." Apophenia Blog. [html]
danah boyd and Henry Jenkins (2006, May 26) "Discussion: MySpace and Deleting Online Predators Act (DOPA)." MIT Tech Talk. [html] [in Serbo-Croatian]
danah boyd (2006, March 21) "Friendster lost steam. Is MySpace just a fad?" Apophenia Blog. [html] [in Ukrainian] [in Polish]
danah boyd (2005, February) Review of Material Virtualities. New Media and Society 7 (1), pp. 139-141. [pdf]
danah boyd (2005, January 5) "Turmoil in blogland." Salon.com. [html]
danah boyd (2004, July 28) "The New Blogocracy." Salon.com. [html]
danah boyd (2001). "Depth Cues in Virtual Reality and Real World: Understanding Differences in Depth Perception by Studying Shape-from-shading and Motion Parallax." Undergraduate computer science honors thesis at Brown University. Advisors: Leslie Welch, Andries van Dam. 2000. [pdf]

Panel and Workshop Proposals

Joseph McCarthy, danah boyd, Elizabeth Churchill, William Griswold, Elizabeth Lawley, and Melora Zaner (2004). "Digital Backchannels in Shared Physical Spaces: Attention, Intention and Contention." Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2004), Panel Proposal. Chicago, IL, November 6-10, 2004. [pdf]
danah boyd, Michele Chang, and Elizabeth Goodman (2004). "Representations of Digital Identity." Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2004), Workshop Organizer's Proposal. Chicago, IL, November 6-10, 2004. [pdf]
danah boyd, Carlos Jensen, Scott Lederer, and David Nguyen (2002). "Privacy in Digital Environments: Empowering Users." Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2002), Workshop Organizer's Proposal. New Orleans, LA, November 16 - 20, 2002. [pdf]

Workshop Position Papers

danah boyd (2004). "Dating on Friendster." Conference on Human Factors and Computing Systems (CHI 2004). Application for: ‘Scientists, designers seek same for good conversation’: A Workshop on Online Dating. Vienna: ACM, April 24-29, 2004. [pdf]
danah boyd (2003). "Reflections on Friendster, Trust and Intimacy." Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp 2003), Workshop application for the Intimate Ubiquitous Computing Workshop. Seattle, WA, October 12-15, 2003. [pdf]
danah boyd (2001). "Identity of space & people in cyberspace." Conference on Human Factors and Computing Systems (CHI 2001), Integrating Diverse Research and Development Approaches to the Construction of Social Cyberspaces Workshop. Seattle, Washington: ACM, March 31 - April 5, 2001. [pdf]
Judith Donath, Hyun-Yeul Lee, danah boyd, and Jonathan Goler (2000). "Loom - Intuitively Visualizing Usenet." Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW-2000), Dealing with Community Data Workshop. Philadelphia, PA, December 2 - 6, 2000. [pdf]

Unpublished Tech Reports

Irina Shklovski and danah boyd (2006). "Music as Cultural Glue: Supporting Bands and Fans on MySpace." [pdf]

Installations

danah boyd, Jeff Potter (2002). "Social Network Fragments." Part of Express Mail shown at the Infotecture exibit at the Artists Space Gallery, New York, May 30 - July 13 2002. [html]
Judith Donath, Joseph Paradiso, Dana Spiegel, danah boyd, Jonathan Goler, Kai-yuh Hsiao, Chris Yang, Ari Adler, Jeff Hayashida, Josh Strickon, and Ari Benbasat (2000). "Laser Who." [html]
  • Emerging Technologies at SIGGRAPH 2000, New Orleans, LA, August 2000.
  • Opera Totale 5, Venice Italy, November 1999.

Project Pages

"Vizster" (with Jeff Heer). 2005. [html]
"Social Network Fragments" (with Jeff Potter). 2001-2002. [html]
"SecureId" 2001-2002. [html]
"Loom2" (with Hyun-Yeul Lee). 2000-2001. [html]
"Visual Who" (with Dana Spiegel). 1999-2000. [html]

This site is mainly intended for danah and for those interested in knowing what she is thinking. If you want to reference or use information from unpublished papers, please contact danah first. Thank you.