Plans for next Club Critical Theory (Southend) event on organising local activism

Message from CCT

Hi all,

We will be meeting in the next few weeks to discuss the next CCT event, which is likely to be in early April and about organising local activism in the Southend area. The event will be chaired by Giles Tofield from The Cultural Engine.

Against the backdrop of a shift to the left in Greece and Spain and the spread of right wing populism in the UK and Germany, as well as the imminent General Election here in May, we need to explore what contribution critical theory can make to local politics. The question of how theory becomes practice is of course crucial at this point in time.

More details soon, but we very much welcome input from everyone on our network via our blog, facebook, twitter, email, mobile, letter, utterance, gesture, smoke signal etc.



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: Full academic profile:
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