GRECEM – « The Kvlt Life of a Metalhead Academic: Theoretical and Methodological Challenges in Negotiating Extreme Metal Music Scene Politics »

20 mars 2015, 9h, Salle Henri-Gagnon, Pavillon Louis-Jacques-Casault, Université Laval

Conférencier invité : Vivek Venkatesh, Université Concordia

Vivek Venkatesh

Vivek Venkatesh. Crédits : David Ward, Concordia University

In this talk, Vivek will speak about the development of an interdisciplinary research program that looks at socio-communal, political and psychological factors impacting individual and communal identities in the global extreme metal music scene. Drawing on examples from field observations, interviews, and 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 the extreme metal music scene. Vivek will also present footage from Grimposium, an interdisciplinary metal music event he created in 2014, as well as plans for an improvised musical performance using data from customised social and mobile applications.

Vivek Venkatesh is Associate Dean, Academic Programs & Development at the School of Graduate Studies, Acting Director of the Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance (CSLP), Director of the Graduate Certificate in University Teaching and Associate Professor in the Department of Education at Concordia University in Montréal, Québec. Vivek is an interdisciplinary and 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. Vivek avails of a vast network of local, national and international collaborators, and works on a series of novel – yet focused – research and research-creation activities including: evaluating innovative techno-pedagogical practices which foster critical dialogues rooted in citizen education and digital literacy within secondary and post-secondary classroom contexts; developing digital media applications to sensitize and prevent online hate speech amongst the general public; and curating live artistic performances which promote resilience to online hate using sounds, texts and visuals collected via mobile and social media.

Cette conférence est présentée dans le cadre du colloquium d’études supérieures de la Faculté de musique de l’Université Laval coordonné par Sophie Stévance.

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