Artist, designer, curator, developer and theoretician, Douglas Edric Stanley teaches algorithmic design and game design at the Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design-Genève (HEAD-Genève) and at the École Supérieure d’Art in Aix-en-Provence (ESSAix).
THE FIGHT AGAINST TROLLS AND THE ALT-RIGHT ONLINE (“THE FACHOSPHERE”) Geneva 2018
The controversy of GamerGate (often referred to as #GamerGate, a massively used hashtag on Twitter when the controversy was raging) refers to a series of polemics that began in August 2014. Journalists who denounced the sexism of the gamer culture were violently attacked by the adherents of #GamerGate who viewed this as being partial. Women, and above all journalists, subsequently became the targets of violence and an online hate-storm.
Depression Quest, a video game by Zoë Quinn, was the catalyst of #GamerGate
Anita Sarkeesian analyzes the prevalence of sexist tropes in video games on her YouTube channel Feminist Frequency.
Douglas Edric Stanley discusses the strategies artist Joana Moll uses to infiltrate the alt-right online, or “fachosphere.”
To find out more about #GamerGate, see C’est quoi le #GamerGate ? – Les Filles aux manettes | Ep.5 | ARTE Creative, released on May 25, 2016