AI & Algorithmic Media Policy
- McKelvey, F. (2018). Internet Daemons: Digital communications possessed. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. [open access]
- McKelvey, F., & Hunt, R. (2019). Discoverability: Toward a Definition of Content Discovery Through Platforms. Social Media + Society, 5(1), 2056305118819188. [open access]
- McKelvey, F. (2018, May 21). Use the Charter to guide AI governance. Policy Options.
- McKelvey, F., & Gupta, A. (2018, February 22). Here’s how Canada can be a global leader in ethical AI. The Conversation.
- McKelvey, F. (2016). The new attention factory: Discoverability and Canadian cultural policy, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Monitor, 23(2), 32–34.
- McKelvey, F. (2016). No More Magic Algorithms: Cultural Policy in an Era of Discoverability — Data & Society: Points.
Platforms: Politics and Programmability
- Gehl, R., & McKelvey, F. (2019). Bugging out: darknets as parasites of large-scale media objects. Media, Culture & Society, 41(2), 219–235.
- McKelvey, F., Tworek, H., & Tenove, C. (2019, February 11). How a standards council could help curb harmful online content. Policy Options.
- Tenove, C., Tworek, H., & McKelvey, F. (2018, November 12). We can’t rely solely on Silicon Valley to tackle online hatred. Globe and Mail.
- McKelvey, F. (2018, January 15). Has Trust in Social Media Disappeared? Policy Options.
- McKelvey, F. & Piebiak, J. (2016, online first). Porting the Political Campaign: The NationBuilder platform and the global flows of political technology, New Media and Society
- Mckelvey, F. (2014). The Virtualities of Political Technology: Some Reflections about the Northstar Campaign System, post for Qualitative Political Communication Research blog.
- McKelvey, F. (2011). A Programmable Platform? Drupal, Modularity, and the Future of the Web. Fibreculture, (18).
Digital Political Communication: Analytics, Bots, Campaigns and Data
McKelvey, F. (2018). Hillary 2016. In J. W. Morris & S. Murray (Eds.), Appified: Mundane Software and the Rise of the Apps (pp. 246–256). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
McKelvey, F., Côté, M., & Raynauld, V. (2018). Scandals and Screenshots: Social Media Elites in Canadian Politics. In A. Marland, T. Giasson, & A. Lawlor (Eds.), Political Elites in Canada: Power and Influence in Instantaneous Times (pp. 204–222). Vancouver: UBC Press.
Dubois, E., & McKelvey, F. (2018). Canada: Building Bot Typologies. In S. Woolley & P. N. Howard (Eds.), Computational propaganda: political parties, politicians, and political manipulation on social media (pp. 64–85). New York, NY, United States of America: Oxford University Press.
- McKelvey, F. (2018, July 4). Protecting our information in the age of data-driven politics. Policy Options.
- McKelvey, F., & Dubois, E. (2017, November 23). Toward the responsible use of bots in politics. Policy Options.
- Dubois, E., & McKelvey, F. (2017, July 2). The risks and rewards of political bots for Canadian democracy. The Toronto Star.
- McKelvey, F. & DuBois, E. (2017). Computational Propaganda in Canada: The Use of Political Bots as part of Computational Propaganda Worldwide working papers, The Computational Propaganda Project.
- McKelvey, F., Côté, M. & Raynauld, R. (forthcoming) Scandals and Screenshots: Social Media Elites in Canadian Politics. Chapter in book collected entitled “Political Elites in Canada: Power and Influence in Instantaneous Times” edited by Alex Marland, Thierry Giasson and Andrea Lawlor.
- McKelvey, F. (2015). Battling political machines: Coming to a riding near you! Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Monitor, 22(3), 38–39.
- Elmer, G., Langlois, G. & McKelvey, F. (2012). The Permanent Campaign: New Media, New Politics. New York: Peter Lang.
- Langlois, G, Elmer, G., McKelvey, F., & Devereaux, Z. (2009). Networked Publics: the Double Articulation of Code and Politics on Facebook. Canadian Journal of Communication 34(3). pp. 415-434.
- Elmer, G., Ryan, P. M., Devereaux, Z., Langlois, G., Redden, J., & McKelvey, F. (2007). Election Bloggers: Methods for Determining Political Influence. First Monday, 12(4).
- McKelvey, F., & Driscoll, K. (2018). ARPANET and its boundary devices: modems, IMPs, and the inter-structuralism of infrastructures. Internet Histories, 0(0), 1–20. https://doi.org/10.1080/24701475.2018.1548138
Piracy and Pirate Politics
- McKelvey, F. (2015). We Like Copies, Just Don’t Let the Others Fool You: The Paradox of The Pirate Bay. Television and New Media, 16(8), 734-750. [copy of pre-publication version].
- Beyer, J., & McKelvey, F. (2015). You Are Not Welcome Among Us: Pirates and the State. International Journal Of Communication, 9, 19.
- Mckelvey, F. (2014). The History of the Pirate Bay through its Home Page, post for Culture Digitally blog.
Big Data and Logistical Media
- McKelvey, F., Tiessen, M., & Simcoe, L. (2015). A Consensual Hallucination No More? The Internet as Simulation Machine. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 18(4-5), 577–594. [paywalled]
- Mckelvey, F., Tiessen, M. & Simcoe, L. (2013). We are What we Tweet: The Problem with a Big Data World when Everything You Say is Data Mined, post for Culture Digitally blog.
- Langlois, G., McKelvey, F.;, Elmer, G, & Werbin, K. (2009). Mapping Commercial Web 2.0 Worlds: Towards a New Critical Ontogenesis. Fibreculture 14.
Internet Measurement and Digital Methods
- McKelvey, F. (2015). Openness Compromised? Questioning the Role of Openness in Digital Methods and Contemporary Critical Praxis. In G. Elmer, G. Langlois, & J. Redden (Eds.), Compromised Data: From Social Media to Big Data (pp. 126–146). New York, NY: Bloomsbury Academic.
- McKelvey, F. (2014). Algorithmic Media Need Democratic Methods: Why Publics Matter. Canadian Journal Of Communication, 39(4).
- McKelvey, F. (2011). Making Traffic Public: A Proposal for a Public Study of Internet Usage in Canada. In M. Moll & L. R. Shade (Eds.), The Internet Tree: The State of Telecom Policy in Canada 3.0 (pp. 143-152). Ottawa: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
Internet Policy and Network Neutrality
- Rajabiun, R., & McKelvey, F. (2018, March 12). Why Canadians oppose blacklisting “pirate” websites. Policy Options.
- McKelvey, F. (2010). Ends and ways: The algorithmic politics of network neutrality. Global Media Journal — Canadian Edition, 3(1). 51-73.
- Essay for DeepPacketInspection.ca titled Deep Packet Inspection and Control over Communication, published May 2010
- McKelvey, F. & O’Donnell, S. (2010), Out from the Edges: Multi-site Videoconferencing as a Public Sphere in First Nations. Journal of Community Informatics. 5(2)