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We Are Concerned About the Ongoing Intersection Between Technology and Violence

Join Dr. Jem Tosh, Author of 'No Body, No Crime? (Representations of) S*xual Violence Online', for a special event exploring virtual violence and feminist responses to it.

  • Created by a Doctor of Psychology and a survivor of s*xual abuse.

  • Live events include pre-recorded lecture and live discussion.

  • Parts 1 and 2 were held in April and May 2023.

  • Parts 3 and 4 coming in 2024.

  • Income-Based Pricing and Early Bird Rates for live events.

  • Certificates of Participation for live events.

  • Watch the lectures online afterwards.

Part 1
Dystopian Futures and Virtual R*pe
How New Technologies Revolutionise Violence

During Part 1 we explore a wide range of examples of the intersections of technology and violence. This includes discussion of deepfake and revenge p*rnography, stalking simulators, 'living dolls', and much much more. Dr. Jem Tosh goes into detail about each kind of virtual violence before going through their own research on the construction and implementation of consent in online spaces. 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Be aware of the wide range of technologies being used to further violence against marginalised groups.

  • Understand the different implications and impacts of these various technologies and their uses.

  • Gain confidence in discussing these forms of abuse with others and better support students, clients, and others who have experienced them.

  • Identify areas where additional security and education is required in your own work to prevent and protect against virtual violence.

  • Understand how harmful and problematic definitions of consent lead to increases in violence.

Dystopian Futures and Virtual R*pe: How New Technologies Revolutionise Violence
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Psygentra Member

Great structure for an event like this. The pre-recorded lecture was compelling and well-organised. Jem is an expert in this area, and it shows. Great discussion afterwards on this timely topic, too. I hope Psygentra hosts more events like this. I would strongly recommend it.

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Dr. Lucy Thompson

I have really learned so much that connects with arguments I am making in my own work. Invaluable, enriching, and I'll definitely be referencing this lecture series and your work in my upcoming book.

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Psygentra Member

An empowering and responsive session - a good antidote to the grim news headlines around AI as of late. Plenty of practical and clever strategies to increase online safety, particularly around feminist and activist work.

Part 2
Cyber Feminism and Activism
Responding to Online Oppression and Virtual Violence

During Part 2 we cover the history of feminist responses to technological violence and oppression. We discuss cyber feminism and other areas where feminists have used technology to counter violence and challenge gender inequality. Dr. Jem Tosh outlines ways that we can use technology to further our academic activism, as well as how feminism can use technology to dismantle and undermine oppressive structures and build community and connection. 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Be aware of the history of feminism's engagement with technology and virtual spaces.

  • Understand the different ways that technology can be used to counter and respond to violence.

  • Understand different kinds of activism that utilise a range of technologies.

  • Gain confidence in using online spaces for your feminist academic and/or activist work.

  • Learn online safety tips to make online feminist and activist work safer.