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Metal Subculture and Diversity in Music

Everybody with an open mind and love for music of any genre interested in the topic is most welcome and we hope to have a constructive and pleasant conversation. Extreme metal music, especially, primarily black and death metal genres, have established and asserted their position as the music of rebellion against social norms, religion, oppressive society by their musical form, brutal and violent lyrics, as well as genuine dark atmosphere created by specific guitar riffs and drum blast beats. Read the rest
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Consumerism According to Jean Baudrillard

Please join our upcoming zoom event to discuss passages of The System of Objects, a book written in 1961 by the French philosopher Jean Baudrillard. “The system of objects is the embodiment of this systematization of fragility, of ephemerality, of the ever more rapid recurrence of the repetition compulsion; the embodiment of the satisfaction and desillusion; the embodiment of the problematic exorcism of the real conflicts that threaten individual and social relationships”. Read the rest
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What can Lawmakers Learn from Lean UX?

Can lean software development techniques (such as Scrum, Test-driven development, and UX-driven design) both increase government effectiveness and improve citizen engagement? London (UK) and Toronto Participants: Dazza Greenwood, Lecturer & research scientist at the MIT Media Lab, @DazzaGreenwood Joshua Stark, Head of operations and legal at Ledger Labs, @jjmstark Marina Korneeva, UX evangelists, Daveta co-founder, @MarinaTO9 Keith McDonald, Public engagement consultant, @SherylsCrush Christien LevienFounder of the Legal Swipe app, @ChristienLevien James Moore, Co-founder of F-LEX, @reducingwip Mark Lizar, Founder and CEO of Smart Species, @smartopian Moderators: Cyprian Bruck & Christophe Bruchansky See the slides In collaboration with: Legal Hackers Toronto