Tero Karppi is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Communication, Culture, Information, and Technology and holds a graduate appointment in the Faculty of Information.
Social Media, Computational culture and software studies, Affect theory, media theory
Karppi’s research focuses on disconnections in social media and network culture in theory and in practice. Karppi is interested in understanding our culture of connectivity through different platforms and their operations – especially in the moments of failure. That is, when things crash, users leave social media sites, or our expectations of how technology should work fail. Often, his works try to challenge human-centric approaches and open our computational culture from non-human perspectives. His first book tentatively titled Disconnect. Facebook’s Affective Bonds is currently contracted with University of Minnesota Press.
Disconnect. Facebook’s Affective Bonds, manuscript is contracted with University of Minnesota Press. Expected 2018.
Marc Böhlen and Tero Karppi,”Making of Robot Care,” Transformations Journal, No 29, 2017.
Tero Karppi, Marc Böhlen and Yvette Granata, “Killer Robots as Cultural Techniques,” International Journal of Cultural Studies, published online before print October 6, 2016.
Tero Karppi and Kate Crawford, “Social Media, Financial Algorithms and the Hack Crash.” Theory, Culture & Society, Published online before print May 4, 2015.
Kate Crawford, Jessa Lingel and Tero Karppi, “Our metrics, ourselves: A hundred years of self-tracking from the weight scale to the wrist wearable device,” European Journal of Cultural Studies Aug-Oct 2015 18: 479-496.
Tero Karppi, ”’Change Name to No One. Like People’s Statuses’ Facebook Trolling and Managing Online Personas.” The Fibreculture Journal, 2013, issue 22.
Tero Karppi, “Death Proof. On the Biopolitics and Noopolitics of Memorializing Dead Facebook Users.” Culture Machine 2013, Vol. 14.
Tero Karppi, ”Exploring Augmented Reality: On Users and Rewiring the Senses.” CTRL-Z: New Media Philosophy 2012, Issue 2.
Tero Karppi and Olli Sotamaa, “Rethinking Playing Research. DJ HERO and Methodological Observations in the Mix.“ Simulation & Gaming, June 2012 vol. 43 no. 3: 413-429.
Tero Karppi, “Digital Suicide and the Biopolitics of Leaving Facebook.“ Transformations Journal 2011, Issue No.20.
CCT495: Code & Ethics
CCT385: An Introduction to Media Environments
INFXXX: Special Topics in Information Studies: Critical Studies of Social Media
In the News
“Facebook Flow,” University of Toronto Mississauga, News, Tuesday, October 24, 2017: http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/vp-research/news/facebook-flow
“Lessons of the ‘hack crash’ from social media,” The Boston Globe, May 15, 2015: http://www.betaboston.com/news/2015/05/15/lessons-of-the-hack-crash-from-social-media/