Call for papers: Social Media and Affect Research Seminar

Call for papers

Social Media and Affect Research Seminar

The EmotionUX lab

School of Arts and Digital Industries

Docklands Campus

University of East London

27th Feb 2015

Following on from the controversy surrounding the apparent manipulation of emotions on Facebook widely reported in the media, the emotionUX lab in the School of Arts and Digital Industries at UEL invite you to a one day research seminar exploring the relation between social media, affect, feelings and emotions. We welcome proposals for 15min position papers. Themes that might be addressed include…

Addiction

Affect

Concepts and methodologies

Consumption – use

Contagion

Emotional design (theory and practice)

Emotions

Ethics

Feelings

Felt experiences

Funology

Games

Gamification

HCI

Marketing

Networks

Online emotional ethnographies

Pervasive

Privacy

Security

Sharing

Trust

User experience

Please send a title and brief outline (100words) to t.d.sampson@uel.ac.uk and copied to u1026574@uel.ac.uk before September 1st 2014.

 

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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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