I am Algorithm: Charlie Tweed invites Tony D. Sampson
19 Jun 2013
6:00 pm – 8:00 pmAspex
The Vulcan Building
(Behind Loch Fyne on Canalside)
The talk will expand upon some of the themes and ideas within the exhibition I am Algorithm and look at connections between Charlie’s practice and the writing and research of Tony D. Sampson who is a London-based theorist, writer and Reader in Digital Culture and Communications at the University of East London.
Charlie Tweed will discuss the development of his work for the show and will look at some ongoing themes in his research including: new forms of technological control, the use of fictional writing and fictional identity as a form of agency, media ecologies, affects and non-human agency and its political potential in art.
Tony D. Sampson will give a talk titled: From Virality to Neuroculture: What Can a Brain Do? In this talk Tony D. Sampson will draw on the late 19th century sociology of Gabriel Tarde to develop a conceptual approach to contagion theory before going on to think through Tarde’s relevance to contemporary experiences of networks, software culture and the technologies of neuromarketing.
Charlie and Tony will then draw on connections in their research and there will also be an opportunity for the audience to get involved in the discussion and ask questions.
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