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Is there something beyond the recursive loop of hate online? This session will define the factors that sustain online violence and explore practical steps to end it. For some, examining those elements -- emotional distance, the rationale, and the predictable fight or flight responses -- may lead to creative and practical ways to understand online aggressors in ways that go beyond the hatred.
Hashtags: #sxsw #OnlineHarassment
Dr David Pulsipher
Brigham Young University
David Pulsipher is a professor of history. His research explores nonviolent solutions to violent problems, and he a regular speaker (including at TEDx) on principles of strong yet compassionate resistance. He is the author of "When We Don’t See Eye to Eye: Using the Weapon of Love to Overcome Anger and Aggression" and has been a Fulbright Scholar at Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi, India.
Elly van Laar
Elly van Laar Coaching
Elly van Laar, empathy coach, mediator and facilitator, has 20 plus years of experience in working with individuals and organizations. She combines two areas for growth: (1) personal and professional effectiveness, and (2) compassion and collaboration. She helps expand and enhance relationships, bridge differences and collaborate around conflict.
She specifically likes to guide others through the process of change in perception and attitude, exploring behavior, and clarifying communication.
She is trained in Nonviolent Communication, and has a personal practice in Plum Village mindfulness. She has a Masters degree in Political Science, from Leiden University, The Netherlands.
Connect with Elly: @EllyvanLaar
Sunni Pavlovic is the studio manager of thatgamecompany and oversees the day-to-day running of the development team and business growth. The studio is best known for its multi-award winning titles such as Journey, Flower and flOw for PlayStation 4. As a spokesperson for the firm at conferences and in the media, she advocates interactive entertainment as a prominent new medium to connect, inspire and share positive emotion around the world.
Sunni has spoken at Game Developers Conference, Digital Hollywood, Resonate New Media Festival, Munich Filmfest among others, and has been interviewed and quoted by Variety, Forbes, VentureBeat, The Verge, Polygon and Gamasutra. Most recently she was honored by Digital LA in their “Top 50 Digital Women” 2015 list, and was a jury member for the 2015 International Mobile Gaming Awards.
Terese Wier Change Agent
Terese Wier is a compassion advocate and leader. She works closely with people to solve business, civic, social and interpersonal issues with compassion as a unifying principle. Terese's career began with Accenture after which she ran her own project management consulting firm and worked with clients from all industry sectors. In addition to leading compassion-centered projects, Terese works as an on-call hospital chaplain with St. David's South Austin Medical Center where she cares for patients and their families.
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