I am Algorithm: Charlie Tweed invites Tony D. Sampson

I am Algorithm: Charlie Tweed invites Tony D. Sampson

19 Jun 2013

6:00 pm – 8:00 pmAspex

The Vulcan Building
Gunwharf Quays
Portsmouth
PO1 3BF
(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.

Please use Eventbrite below to book your FREE place!

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/6977250143/eorg

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About Virality

Tony D. Sampson is 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. His publications include The Spam Book, coedited with Jussi Parikka (Hampton Press, 2009), Virality: Contagion Theory in the Age of Networks (University of Minnesota Press, 2012), The Assemblage Brain: Sense Making in Neuroculture (University of Minnesota Press, 2016) and Affect and Social Media (Rowman and Littlefield, due 2018). He is organizer and host of the Affect and Social Media conferences in the UK, a co-founder of Club Critical Theory and Director of the EmotionUX Lab at UEL. He occasionally blogs at: https://viralcontagion.wordpress.com/ Full academic profile: https://www.uel.ac.uk/Staff/s/tony-sampson
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