Discourse Without Drama

By: Ruth Holloway (‎GeekRuthie‎) from Houston.pm
Date: Wednesday, 15 August 2018 09:20
Duration: 50 minutes
Target audience: Any
Language: English


These days, public discussion can seem really difficult and painful. Trolls making deliberately destructive comments, exaggerated dramatic statements and even abuse seems common, whether the discussion is online or in-person.

Many of us have experienced real pain and suffering in these discussions. How can we stop it?

Individuals and communities can take action to keep honest and valuable discussions from degenerating into useless drama. In this talk, Ruth shares ideas for managing your own perceptions of what is happening in a rancorous conversation. She shares a framework that enables you and your communities to vaccinate your discussions against trolls and drama, reclaiming useful public discourse for us all.


Attended by: Tina Müller (‎tinita‎), Gianni Ceccarelli (‎dakkar‎), Joelle Maslak, Andrew Solomon (‎illy‎), Dave Cross (‎davorg‎), Simon Proctor (‎Scimon‎), Lee Johnson, Wolfgang Pecho, H.Merijn Brand (‎Tux‎), John Lightsey (‎J.D.‎), Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker (‎ilmari‎), Aaron Rowe, Matthew Chubb (‎mchubb‎), Leon Timmermans (‎leont‎), Daniel Mita (‎⚡🍡‎), DrForr, Choroba, Thomas Klausner (‎domm‎), Renee Bäcker (‎reneeb‎), Sam Kington (‎skington‎), Kivanc Yazan, José Joaquín Atria (‎JJ‎), Thorsten Pape, Victoria Mihell-Hale (‎Tori‎), Moray Jones, Sam Anderson (‎Sam‎), Ilya Chesnokov (‎ichesnokov‎), Eitan Schuler, Kang-min Liu (‎gugod‎), Jean Forget, Andreea Hosu (‎Andreea‎), Erik Johansen (‎uniejo‎), Phil King, Wesley Schwengle (‎waterkip‎), Jon André Hjellestad (‎Jonis‎), Igor Bujna, Johnathan Swan, Snorri Briem, Nikolas Kuimcidis, Todd Rinaldo (‎toddr‎), Andrew Beech, Andreas Koenig, Richard van Lochem (‎rvlochem‎), Chris Jack, Dave Sherohman (‎dsheroh‎), Theo van Hoesel (‎vanHoesel‎), Jean-Baptiste Mazon, Johan Lindstrom, Laurent Rosenfeld (‎lolo78‎), Steve Rogerson, Patrick Ringl (‎pari‎), Maria Hedberg, Michael Lush, Aaron Crane (‎arc‎), Steffen Winkler (‎STEFFENW‎), Søren Lund (‎slu‎), Dan Muey, Abe Timmerman (‎abeltje‎), scott, Richard Newsham (‎rnewsham‎)

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