Guest Speaker : Vivek Venkatesh
Vivek Venkatesh is Associate Professor in the Department of Education at Concordia University in Montréal, Québec. He is the director of the SOMEONE - Social Media Education Every Day - initiative, and the creator of the Grimposium festival and conference series.
Vivek is a filmmaker, and an interdisciplinary, applied learning scientist who investigates the psychological, cultural and cognitive factors impacting the design, development and inclusive adoption of digital media in educational and social contexts.
In this talk, Vivek Venkatesh will speak about the development of an interdisciplinary research program that looks at socio-communal, political and psychological factors impacting the production and dissemination of hate speech in the global extreme metal music scene.
Drawing on examples from field observations, interviews, and multi-method content analyses from multiple sources of data, Vivek will describe how themes of darkness, destruction, self-harm, xenophobia and dystopia blur consumption-related boundaries between musicians, fans, visual artists and journalists in underground extreme metal scenes.
Implications for the development of social pedagogical curricula to build criticality and reflexivity in the general public towards issues of discrimination, racism, misogyny and other forms of intolerance will be discussed.
Conférence présentée par le Centre international de criminologie comparée