First Club Critical Theory night confirmed for 17th April

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Anyone living in or near Southend-on-Sea in Essex UK might be interested in our first Club Critical Theory night – confirmed for Thurs evening 17th April. We will be upstairs in Southend’s wonderful music venue, The Railway Hotel, near to Southend Central railway station. Our plan is to build a critical space in the centre of this much maligned, neglected, but supposedly revitalised town. It was recently described as the New Brighton in the national press.

Giles Tofield (The Cultural Engine), Andrew Branch and Tony Sampson (UEL) will be discussing the application of Bourdieu and Deleuze to the politics of regeneration in Southend.

More details about the Club Critical Theory night and the blog, Facebook and Twitter presence to follow. But put this date in your diary now…

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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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