Affect and Social Media Research Seminar 27th Feb at UEL

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 will be hosting a special research seminar exploring the relation between social media, affect, feelings and emotions on Fri 27th Feb (1-8pm). The seminar includes speakers from UEL, Stirling, Westminster, Antwerp, LSE, Lancaster, Roehampton and more…

To register (free) http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/research-seminar-on-social-media-and-affect-tickets-14064410029

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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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