Viral Utopias Update

The Virality part of this free event (see below) will now be a collaboration between Tim Vogt, Francesco Tacchini, Nik Vaughn and Tony D. Sampson. We will be responding to the idea(l) of a viral utopia using academic voice, VJing, bass guitar and turntable. 

Viral Utopia: What kind of Ontology is This?

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http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4688544563

Viral Utopias launch event on Friday November 16th

Viral Utopias

Friday November 16th – 7PM til 1AM @ LimehouseTown Hall

Panics, plagues, and politics. Countless times the death of politics, utopia and neoliberalism has been proclaimed… and just as many times the lumbering remains of our conceptual apparatuses dust themselves and trundle on again… mutating their movements in unfolding recombinatory patterns.

Come join us to celebrate the release of several new publications exploring this overlap between the utopian and the viral, the networked and the not-worked: Virality: Contagion Theory in the Age of Networks by Tony Sampson; Contract & Contagion: From Biopolitics to Oikonomia by Angela Mitropoulos; Open Utopia by Thomas More & Stephen Duncombe; and the current issue of Mute Magazine, ‘Becoming Impersonal’ Vol.3 #3.

DJS

Agit Disco DJs
http://www.metamute.org/shop/mute-books/agit-disco

LIVE BANDS

Traum – London-based chanson for lovers of neo-romantisch perverse pop
http://snd.sc/PqsQb1

Hungry Hearts – whisky filled gruff folk punk:
http://www.myspace.com/thehungryhearts

VENUE

Limehouse Town Hall
646 Commercial Road
London E14 7HA

RSVP ESSENTIAL

http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4688544563

ABOUT THE PUBLICATIONS

Virality: Contagion Theory in the Age of Networks – Tony D Sampson with Tim Vogt, Francesco Tacchini and Nik Vaughn http://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/virality

Contract & Contagion: From Biopolitics to Oikonomia – Angela Mitropoulos
 http://www.akpress.org/contract-contagion.html

Open Utopia – Thomas More & Steve Duncombe
http://theopenutopia.org/

Mute, ‘Becoming Impersonal’, Vol.3 #3

http://linkme2.net/sx

Link to Mute Magazine

About Virality

Tony D. Sampson is a London-based theorist, writer and Reader in Digital Culture and Communications at the University of East London. A former musician, he studied computer technology and cultural theory before receiving a PhD in sociology from the University of Essex. An ongoing interest in contagion theory is reflected in his publications, including The Spam Book, coedited with Jussi Parikka (Hampton Press, 2009) and Virality: Contagion Theory in the Age of Networks (University of Minnesota Press, 2012). Tony is currently writing his next book on neurocultures. He occasionally blogs at: http://viralcontagion.wordpress.com/ Academic profile: http://www.uel.ac.uk/research/profiles/adi/tonysampson/
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