Last week I attended the inaugural VOX-Pol conference:
The conference, which took place at King’s College London (one of VOX-Pol’s partner institutes), featured a variety of panels with papers describing and discussing cutting-edge research on violent extremism and the Internet. Keynote addresses were from Thomas Hegghammer and Manuela Caiani.
I presented a paper about the use of online animations as a form of counter-narrative. The paper outlined my planned research, questioning the very idea of ‘counter-narratives’ and suggesting that there may be something in particular about the animated form that makes it particularly suitable for this type of messaging.
Check out #voxpolconf for twitter updates from throughout the conference.