Publications

Book Projects

Technocreep and the Politics of Things Unseen
Nassim Parvin and Neda Atanasoski | Under Contract with Duke University Press
Remaking Values: Design, Technology, and the Possibilities of Ethical Imagination
Nassim Parvin | In Progress


Select Journal Articles

Just Tech: Pasts, Presents, and Future Trajectories
Nassim Parvin | Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Field Review. To appear in Feb 2023.
Feminist Philosophical Toys: Playful Companions and Live Theorization
Nassim Parvin and Rebecca Rouse | Hypatia: Journal of Feminist Philosophy.To appear in 2023.
Mess and Making Matters in Feminist Teaching.
Nassim Parvin, Rebecca Rouse, et al. | Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience 8 (1): 1–45 (2022)
 Unintended by Design: On the Political Uses of “Unintended Consequences”
Nassim Parvin and Anne Pollock | Engaging Science, Technology, and Society (ESTS). 5:1 (June 2020).
 The Conjoined Spectacles of the “Smart Super Bowl”
Renee Shelby, Sarah Barnes, Nassim Parvin, Mary G. McDonald | Engaging Science, Technology, and Society (ESTS).5:1 (June 2020).
 Look Up and Smile! Seeing Beyond Alexa’s Algorithmic Gaze.
Nassim JafariNaimi | Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience. 5:1 (June 2019).
 Doing Justice to Stories: On Ethics and Politics of Digital Storytelling.
Nassim JafariNaimi | Engaging Science, Technology, and Society. 4 (Nov. 2018): 515–534.
 Our Bodies in the Path of the Trolley; Or, Why Self-driving Cars Must *Not* Be Programmed to Kill.
Nassim JafariNaimi | Journal of Science, Technology, and Human Values. 43: 2 (March 2018): 302–323.
 Values as Hypotheses: The Service of Values and Design.
Nassim JafariNaimi, Lisa Nathan, and Ian Hargraves | Design Issues, Volume 31, Issue 4, pp. 90–103.
 Design Challenges for Science Games.
Aditya Anupam, Ridhima Gupta, Shubhangi Gupta, Zhendong Li, Nora Hong, Azad Naeemi, Nassim JafariNaimi | International Journal of Designs for Learning. 11: 1 (2020)
 Particle in a Box: An Experiential Environment for Learning Introductory Quantum Mechanics.
Aditya Anupam, Ridhima Gupta, Azad Naeemi, Nassim JafariNaimi | IEEE Transactions of Education. 61: 1 (February 2018): 29–37.
 MRx as a Participatory Platform.
Nassim JafariNaimi | Digital Creativity 26, no. 3-4 (2015): 207–220.
 MRx: An Interdisciplinary Framework for Mixed Reality Experience Design and Criticism.
Rebecca Rouse, Maria Engberg, Nassim JafariNaimi, Jay Bolter | Digital Creativity 26, no. 3-4 (2015): 175–181.
 MRx Design and Criticism: The Confluence of Media Studies, Performance, and Social Interaction.
Rebecca Rouse, Maria Engberg, Nassim JafariNaimi, Jay Bolter | Digital Creativity 26, no. 3-4 (2015): 221–227.
 Questioning the Center in Human-Centered Design: From Opportunity to Significance in Human Life and Living.
Ian Hargraves and Nassim JafariNaimi | Zoontechnica: The Journal of Redirective Design, Volume 1, Issue 2 (2012). [Read]

 

Book Chapters

 Building on Bauhaus: Design as the Liberal Art of the Twenty-First Century.
Nassim Parvin | In. Bauhaus Futures. ed. Laura Forlano, Molly Wright Steenson, and Mike Ananny, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA. 2019.

 

Select Refereed Conference Papers and Posters with Proceedings

Rethinking Safe Mobility: The Case of Safetipin in India
Shubhangi Gupta, Sylvia Janicki, Pooja Casula, and Nassim Parvin | in the 12th International Conference on Information & Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD 2022). To Appear.
 “We found no violation!”: Twitter’s Violent Threats Policy and Toxicity in Online Discourse
Pooja Casula, Aditya Anupam, Nassim Parvin | in the International Conference on Communities & Technologies – Wicked Problems in the Age of Tech 2021
 Beyond Motivation and Memorization: Fostering Scientific Inquiry with Games
Aditya Anupam, Shubhangi Gupta, Azad Naeemi, and Nassim Parvin | in the Extended Abstracts of the Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play Companion Extended Abstracts, (October 2019): 323-331.
 Uber in Bangladesh: the Tangled Web of Mobility and Justice
Neha Kumar, Nassim JafariNaimi, and Mehrab Bin Morshed | in the Computer Supported Cooperative Work Conference (CSCW ‘18), (NY, US: ACM 2018).
 Heart Sense: Experiments in Design as a Catalyst for Feminist Reflections on Embodiment
Nassim JafariNaimi and Anne Pollock | in Design Research Society (DRS) 2018 (Limerick, Ireland).
 Parental controls: reimagining technologies for parent-child interaction
Marije Nouwen, Nassim JafariNaimi, and Bieke Zaman | in the 15th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (ECSCW ‘17) Exploratory Papers, (Sheffield, UK).
 Fostering Organizational Change through Co-Designing Collaborative Media
Michelle Partogi and Nassim JafariNaimi | in the International Conference for Group Work (GROUP ‘16), (Sanibel Island, Florida, USA: ACM 2016).
 A Novel Interactive Paradigm for Teaching Quantum Mechanics.
Rose Peng, Mithila Tople, Bill Dorn, Azad Naeemi, Nassim JafariNaimi | in the 11th annual Games+Learning+Society Conference (GLS11), (Wisconsin-Madison, USA).
 Collective Intelligence or Group Think? Engaging Participation Patterns in World without Oil
Nassim Jafarinaimi and Eric Meyers | in the Computer Supported Cooperative Work Conference (CSCW ‘15), (Vancouver, Candada: ACM 2015). [download]
 Crafting Meaningful Participation: Analyzing Contribution Patterns in an Alternate Reality Game.
Nassim Jafarinaimi, Eric Meyers, Allison Trumble | in the International Conference for Group Work (GROUP ‘14), (Sanibel Island, Florida, USA: ACM 2014). [download]
 Interactive Visualizations for Teaching Quantum Mechanics and Semiconductor Physics.
Rose Peng, Bill Dorn, Azad Naeemi, and Nassim JafariNaimi | in the 2014 Frontiers in Education (FIE), (Madrid, Spain: IEEE 2014).
 Exploring the Character of Participation in Social Media: The Case of Google Image Labeler.
Nassim JafariNaimi | in Proceedings of the 2012 iConference, (Toronto, Canada: ACM 2012), 72–79. [download]
 Breakaway: An Ambient Display Designed to Change Human Behavior.
Nassim JafariNaimi, Jodi Forlizzi, Amy Hurst, and John Zimmerman | in Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’05), (Portland, OR, USA: ACM, 2005), 1945–48. [download]



Select Refereed Conference Presentations

Technocreep and the Politics of Things Unseen
Neda Atanasoski and Nassim Parvin | 2022 Meeting of the Society for Literature, Science and the Arts (SLSA), West Lafayette, Indiana, October 2022.
Humble Materials & Transformative Play
Rebecca Rouse and Nassim Parvin | Transformative Play Initiative Seminar 2022: Role-playing, Culture and Heritage. Visby, Sweden, October 2022.
AI Enabled Fashion Assistants and the Politics of Embodied Interactions
Nassim Parvin | 2021 Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), October 2021 (Toronto, Canada).
 Smart Technologies and Feminist Intelligence
Nassim Parvin | 2019 Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), September 2019 (New Orleans).
 Heart Time: Reflections on Physiology and Embodiment
Nassim JafariNaimi and Anne Pollock | 2017 Meeting of the Society for Literature, Science and the Arts (SLSA),November 2017 (Tempe, Arizona).
 Smart yet (in)Sensible? Feminist Critical Perspectives on “Smart Cities”
Nassim JafariNaimi, Kathi Kittner, Beth Coleman | (Open Panel, 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), August 2017).
 Communicating Evidence toward Policy Change: An Intervention Approach to Address the Science to Service Gap
Kim Isett and Nassim JafariNaimi | International Research Society for Public Management Conference (Birmingham, England, 2015)
 Seeing through time – The Sweet Auburn Digital Media Initiative
Dean Baker, Jennifer Ball, Jeanne Cyriaque, Jay Bolter, Nassim JafariNaimi, and Colin Freeman | National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference (Savannah, GA 2014).
 Experience and Conversation in Making (Critical Making: Material Practices, Design, and STS I: Experiences and Experiments)
Nassim JafariNaimi | Paper presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), 2013. San Diego, USA. October 2013.
 World Without Oil and the Challenge of Cultivating Educational Experiences
Nassim JafariNaimi and Eric Meyres | Paper presented at the Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA 2013). Atlanta, Georgia. August 2013.
 Entertained but Misinformed? Play and Prevarication in Alternate Reality Games
Nassim JafariNaimi, Eric Meyres, and Lisa Nathan | Paper presented at the 41st Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Information Science: Tales from the Edge: Narrative Voices in Information Research and Practice (CAIS-ACSI 2013). Victoria, British Columbia. June 2013).
 Writing, Performance, Design: Frameworks for Understanding & Creating New Narratives in Augmented Reality
Rebecca Rouse, Nassim JafariNaimi, Maria Engberg, and Jay Bolter | Paper presented at HASTAC 2013 – The Storm of Progress: New Horizions, New Narratives, New Codes. York University, Toronto, Canada. April 2013.
 Civic Logon: Exploring Technologies for Civic Engagement
Ingrid Erickson and Nassim JafariNaimi | 2012 Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S).
 Design Theory and Ethics: Affinities and Connections
Nassim JafariNaimi | Paper presented at the AAAS Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference: Science and Technology in Society, Washington, D.C., April 2008.
 Design Principles and Experiences of Use
Nassim JafariNaimi | Paper presented at the AAAS Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference: Science and Technology in Society, Washington, D.C., March 2007.



Select Invited Presentations and Panels

Social Innovation as Cooking and Conspiracy.
Nassim Parvin | Code for America, January 2023.
The Digital Underground: Methods and Principles of Radical Experimentation
Nassim Parvin | Invited presentation at the First Annual Digital IDEAS: A Summer Institute for Anti-Racist Critical Digital Studies. University of Michigan, July 20–23, 2021.
 New Technologies, Old Dogmas: Why We Need to Ignite Our Ethical Imagination
Nassim Parvin | 2019 ACM Communities and Technologies Conference Keynote Address, Vienna, May 2019.
 Generic Codes, Storied Care
Nassim Parvin | Coding Caring: Human Values for an Intimate AI, Stanford, May 2019.
 Cars, Fashion, and the False Promise of Algorithmic Judgement
Nassim Parvin | Design@Large Speaker Series, UCSD, March 2019.
 Algorithms, Mobility, & Justice
Nassim Parvin | Science & Justice Research Center, UCSC, November 2018.
 Heart Beats: Biological Data and Feminist Sciences
Nassim Parvin & Anne Pollock| Goldsmiths, University of London, November 2018.
 Ethical Inquiry and Design Imagination
Nassim Parvin | Royal College of Art, November 2018.
 AI, Work and Leadership
Nassim JafariNaimi | The Google School for Leaders, Google, June 2018.
 Design, Ethics, and the Smart City
Nassim JafariNaimi | Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology, March 2018.
 Ethical Inquiry and Design Imagination
Nassim JafariNaimi | Stamps School of Art and Design, University of Michigan, December 2017.
 Heart Sense: Design as a Catalyst for Feminist Reflections on Embodiment
Nassim JafariNaimi and Anne Pollock | Stamps School of Art and Design, University of Michigan, December 2017.
 Moral Algorithms: the New Media of Mobility
Nassim JafariNaimi | Faculty of Culture and Society, Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden, November 2016.
 Exposing the Myth of Algorithmic Morality or, why self-driving cars should *not* be programmed to kill
Nassim JafariNaimi | Value Sensitive Design: Charting the Next Decade, Lorentz International center for scientific workshops, The Netherlands, November 2016.
 Probing Design and Democracy through the Lens of Participatory Media
Nassim JafariNaimi | Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, June 2016.
 The Data of Experience and the Experience of Data: A Design Perspective on Digital Scholarship
Nassim JafariNaimi (Invited Panelist) | Doing Sport History in the Digital Present Workshop, School of History and Sociology, Georgia Tech, May 2016.
 Participatory Media and Democracy: a Critical Perspective
Nassim JafariNaimi | IT University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, November 2015.
 Tracing the Challenges and Opportunities of Locative Participatory Media
Nassim JafariNaimi | Centre for User Experience Research (CUO) Institute for Media Studies, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, May 2015.
 Feminism and Feminist Approaches in Social Computing Workshop
Nassim JafariNaimi (Invited Panelist) | Computer Supported Cooperative Work Conference (CSCW ‘15), Vancouver, Canada: ACM 2015.
 Participatory Media and Democracy: a Critical Perspective
Nassim JafariNaimi | Centre for User Experience Research (CUO) Institute for Media Studies, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, July 2014.
 Engaging the Concept and Ideal of Democracy in Contemporary Design Discourse
Nassim JafariNaimi | UBC iSchool, Vancouver, BC, Canada, June 2014.
 Examining the Quality of Social Interaction in Participatory Media
Nassim JafariNaimi | GVU Invited Talks, Georgia Tech Atlanta, GA, Nov 2103.
 Design and Democracy: Expression, Participation, and Community in Contemporary Products
Nassim JafariNaimi | MIT Civic Media, Cambridge, MA, Oct. 2013.
 The Social Dimension of Augmented Reality
Nassim JafariNaimi | Qualcomm Inc. San Diego, CA, July 2010.
 Organizations and Social Media: Hypotheses for Organizing
Nassim JafariNaimi | Weatherhead School of Management, Cleveland, OH, June 18–19, 2010.
 The Idea of Liberty and the Form of Social Interaction
Nassim JafariNaimi | Weatherhead School of Management and The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH, March 27–29, 2009.



Select Public Scholarship and Book Reviews

Citational Justice and The Politics of Knowledge Production.
Ahmed et. al. Interactions Volume 29, Issue 5, pp. 78–82.
Conspiracy, Complaining, and Cooking.
Nassim Parvin, Inside Higher Ed, 2021.
 A story of paradise: interactive, digitally enhanced, and radioactive.
Lisa Nathan and Nassim Parvin. Interactions Volume 27, Issue 1, pp. 74–76.
 Review of World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech by Frank Foer
Design Issues Volume 35, Issue 3, pp. 76–77.
 Smart yet (in)Sensible? Feminist Critical Perspectives on Smart Cities.
Nassim JafariNaimi, Kathi R. Kitner and Beth Coleman, Transmissions: An S|S|S blog September 2017.
 Society for Social Studies of Science Backchannels Interview on the Future of Self-driving Cars.
with Aleka Gurel, August 2017
 Play It Seriously: Engaging the Sustainability Agenda with Alternate Reality Games.
Nassim JafariNaimi and Eric Meyers | Interactions. ACM Press, New York, NY, USA. Volume 22, Issue 1, 2015.
 Meta-making: Crafting the Conversation of Values and Design.
Ingrid Erickson, Lisa Nathan, Nassim JafariNaimi, Cory Knobel, Matthew Ratto | Interactions. ACM Press, New York, NY, USA. Volume 19, Issue 3, 2012.