Tony D Sampson: Reader in Digital Culture and Communication
Tony’s new book, The Assemblage Brain: Sense Making in Neuroculture (Minnesota University Press, Dec 2016), develops a radical critical theory of sense making exploring the “interferences” between the neurosciences, philosophy, art and capitalism.
In 2012 he published Virality: Contagion Theory in the Age of Networks (Minnesota University Press) which draws on Gabriel Tarde, Gilles Deleuze (and others) to develop a contemporary alternative to the meme.
Other roles include the Director of the EmotionUX lab at UEL and organizer of the Affect and Social Media Conferences.
Tony is also a co-founder of Club Critical Theory – a free ‘club’ based in Southend-on-Sea, Essex dedicated to bringing about public engagement in the region through the application of critical theory to everyday life.
See plenary talk at the University of Warwick conference Streams of Consciousness in 2016