Research blog for Tony D Sampson – Reader in Digital Culture and Communication
Confirmed Viral Events
Launch Event for Virality, Evil Media (MIT) and Computational Cultures Journal. Oct 22nd 2012 at Goldsmiths College.
“Viral Utopias” Mute launch party for Virality, Open Utopia, Contract and Contagion, and Mute Magazine, including performance with Tim Vogt (Bass Guitar), Francesco Tacchini (VJ) and Nik Vaughn (turntables). 16th Nov 2012 7pm-1am at Limehouse Town Hall, London.
‘The Immunologic Strategem: How to Spread Fear by Not Specifying Whom Your Enemy Is’ - Part of a CCSR Seminar: Security, Community & Democracy, 6 February 2013, 14:00 to 16:30
Room EB.G.10 Docklands Campus, UEL
“Viral Love and the Underground Man” at the “Love Slam” event.
14th Feb 2013 6-9pm at the University of East London.
“Anomalies, Archaeology and Contagion” discussion and launch event with Jussi Parikka and Tony D. Sampson. 20th March 2013 (tbc) at Kings College, London.
The Human Freedom Virus - collaboration with artist Dean Todd.
Bookworks exhibit April 8th-19th 2013 at the University of East London. Private viewing on 10th April.
“Putting the Neuron Doctrine to Work.” Invited talk at public lecture series called Public Sphere, Crowd Sentiments and the Brain.
April 11th 2013 at the Copenhagen Business School.
From Virality to Neuroculture at the Contagion: transforming social analysis and method workshop. Invited talk for the Dept in Geography at Exeter University. 14th May.
“Too Much Connectivity” invited talk at the New Media and The Internet: Digital Democracy or Complex Chaos? Part of a series of workshops at Brunel University on May 24th 2013.
An invited talk on Virality as part of the “I am Algorithm” show by the artist Charlie Tweed. 6pm on Wednesday 19th June at the Aspex Gallery in Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth.
"Virality, Chaos and the Brain" A series of workshops on virality and neuroculture organized by The Bureau of Melodramatic Research based in Bucharest - 22nd-23rd June.
“Leaking Affects and Mediated Spaces” session with Darren Ellis, John Cromby, Lewis Goodings, Tony Sampson, and Ian Tucker.
July 1-3rd 2013 at the Fourth International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
Interview on Crowd, Power and Post-Democracy in the 21st Century - published on Obsolete Capitalism and Rhizomatika blogs.
Invited talk on Virality and Neuroculture at Centre for Cultural Policy Studies, University of Warwick, 15th Oct 2013.
Workshop on viral networks at the Royal College of Art, 10am on Weds 30th Oct, 2013.
Guest panel member at the Meme Control event, the Future Human salon, 7-9.30pm, Nov 20th at The Book Club, Shoreditch, London EC2A 4RH.
Invited talk at the Bochum Colloquium for Media Studies (bkm) hosted by the Institute of Media Studies at the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany. 3rd Dec.
"Deleuze, Contagion, Southend" Talk and discussion at Club Critical Theory, upstairs at the Railway Hotel, 17th April, time tbc. More details to follow...
Guest talk at City University, London on HCI and Neurolabour, 23rd April. More details to follow...
Keynote speaker at the “Affective Capitalism” symposium scheduled for June 5-6 at University of Turku, Finland. More details to follow...
Chairing Club Critical Theory discussion on "Kursaal as Heterotopic Space" with Angie Voela (UEL) and Jane Millar (artist and curator), upstairs at the Railway Hotel, Southend-on-Sea, Friday 20th June, 8.30pm til 1am. More details to follow...
Keynote speaker at the "Cultural im/materialities: Contagion, affective rhythms and mobilization" PhD summer school at Aarhus University, Denmark 25th June. More details to follow...
On sabbatical until 2015...
"The Rhythmic Brain: Attention Deficit and the Care of Youth" at Concerning Relations: Sociologies of Conduct, Care and Affect Symposium, Exeter Medical School, University of Exeter, 28 – 29 November 2014.
"Start Spreading the News: Crowds, Publics and Social Media Contagion" at From Multitude to Crowds in Social Movements – publics, gatherings, networks and media in the 21th century Lisbon, 26 and 27 January 2015 An International Conference hosted by the Catholic University of Portugal in a CECC/CECL co-organization.
Chairing Affect and Social Media Research Seminar at UEL, Docklands campus, Friday 27th Feb. See this blog for further details.
"On Crowds, Publics and Desire: How to Theorize a Problem like UKIP". An introductory talk at a pre-election Club Critical Theory special event called Where is the Common Ground: Making Local Activism Work In Southend, Upstairs at the Railway Hotel, Southend-on-Sea, Sunday 3rd May, 2015.
Invited talk at the Vital Mobilizations: Care and Surveillance in the Age of Global Connectivity conference at the Collège d'études mondiales, Paris, 1-2 June, 2015.
Invited talk “Waking the Somnambulist: The Capture of Affect, Attention and Memory (and why we need new weapons to stop it)” at The Image of Network symposium, Winchester
School of Art (Southampton) organized by Yigit Soncul and Jussi Parikka, Tuesday June 16, 2015.
Invited talk "Form(s) of populism" at The Birth of Digital Populism book launch event, July 2nd, 2015(5-7pm) - part of a Red Tape event hosted by the RCA.
"Joyful Encounters with Affective Capitalism" Paper for the Affective Capitalism panel at the Affect Theory Conference, Millersville University's Ware Center, Lancaster PA , USA 14th -17th Oct
Next CCT event on Politics and the Media at the Railway on Fri 4th Dec - more details to follow.
CCT special at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London 3rd March - more details to follow.
Hosting the Affect and Social Media 2016 symposium at UEL Fri 29th April - more details to follow.
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