KTH Humanities Tech: Hate Online: Analyzing Hate Platforms, Fighting Hate Crimes

Arrangör KTH
Tid 2019-01-30 15:0017:00
Plats KTH

KTH Humanities Tech with Tara McPherson and Kenneth Bodin on "Hate Online: Analyzing Hate Platforms, Fighting Hate Crimes" on January 30, 3-5 pm at KTH, Stockholm.

Tara McPherson, Professor at University of Southern California and Kenneth Bodin, CEO of Algoryx Simulations, come to the topic from different perspectives. McPherson, a world-renowned scholar of gender, race and digital media, leads a US-focused research project on "Platforming Hate - The Right in the Digital Age". Bodin, PhLic in Theoretical Physics and Publisher/Chair for the non-profit organization Näthatgranskaren, has played a prominent role in tracking and reporting online hate crimes in Sweden.

Bodin and McPherson will talk about their work individually followed by a moderated dialogue. There will be an extended conversation with a panel consisting of: 

  • Daniela Agostinho, a visual and cultural theorist at the University of Copenhagen
  • Raazesh Sainudiin, Associate Professor of Mathematics with specialization in Data Science, Uppsala University
  • Nishant Shah, Dean of the Graduate School at the ArtEZ University of the Arts, and Visiting Professor at the Centre for Digital Cultures, Leuphana University
Other participants may be added. There will be plenty of time for conversation. Welcome!