+ Daniel Carter

I’m an assistant professor of digital media in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University. I study how sociotechnical systems collect, analyze, make available and obscure data, specifically in relation to labor and the monetization of personal communication. I’m interested in the constraints systems place on what can be known and said, as well as the literacy required to use technologies in creative ways that align with diverse values.

Academic publications in: First Monday, Social Media + Society, Popular Music and Society, ACM Proceedings on Human-Computer Interaction and Designing Interactive Systems, Journal of Documentation and Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology.

I’ve written elsewhere about spaceships, climate change and optimism; Twitter marketing and Tupperware and the most depressing side of the gig economy.