3 year-doctoral grant on “Techno and Media Ecology of Digital Culture”

Forwarding from Leuphana and Erich Hoerl:

“Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I send the call for an interesting 3 years-doctoral grant on “Techno and Media Ecology of Digital Culture” – this grant is situated at the Digital Culture Research Lab (DCRL) of Leuphana, University of Lueneburg(focus „Re-Thinking the Technological Condition“, whose director I am) as well as at my new Chair of Media Culture at Leuphana’s Institute of Culture and Aesthetics of Digital Media (ICAM). Especially participating at the DCRL is a great opportunity for a doctoral candidate, I guess.

http://www.leuphana.de/bewerben/jobs-und-karriere/stipendien/ansicht-stipendien/datum/2014/05/09/doctoral-scholarship.html

And let me please add: this call is completely open! Maybe you know somebody who could be interested in, and please let it circulate.

(And this might be interesting only for some of you: there is an additional german call for another doctoral grant in “Media Studies” at my chair at Leuphana:
http://www.leuphana.de/bewerben/jobs-und-karriere/stipendien/ansicht-stipendien/datum/2014/05/09/1-promotionsstipendium-im-fach-medienwissenschaft.html
Be aware: This is a different call for a different grant!)

All best,

Erich”

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About Virality

Tony D. Sampson is Reader in Digital Culture and Communications at the University of East London. He has a PhD in social-cultural-digital contagion theory from the Sociology Department at the University of Essex. He is a former art student who re-entered higher education in the UK as a mature student in the mid-1990s after a long stint as a gigging musician. His career in education has moved through various disciplines and departments, including a maths and computing faculty, sociology department and school of digital media and design 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, July 2018). He is organizer and host of the Affect and Social Media conferences in the UK. As a co-founder and co-director of the public engagement initiatives, Club Critical Theory (CCT) and the Cultural Engine Research Group (CERG), Sampson has developed a number of funded research projects and public events that aim to bring impactful critical theories into the community and local political sphere to approach a series of local challenges. These activities have included large conferences co-organized with local authorities looking at a range of policies relating to the revitalization of the Essex costal region, developments in the cultural industries as well as a series of community focused events on food cultures and policy, collaborations with arts groups and informal lectures/workshops in pubs and community centres. 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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