Radicalization by Design
Web project at Ars Electronica
— 13 September 2020
Location: IMPAKT main programme online
This webproject is available during the entire Ars Electronica Festival.
Are our media radicalizing us? In connecting us, are social media also tearing society apart? This web project brings together experts at the intersection of new media and extremism studies. Presenters offer a discussion of how social media like YouTube serve as pathways to radicalization (Dimitri Tokmetzis), an analysis of the relationship between “alternative influencers” and fascist micropolitics (Bharath Ganesh) a discussion of the emerging ecology of “alt-tech” platforms (Richard Rogers) and speculations on the relationship between algorithmic sorting and resurgent fascism (Florian Cramer).