Trauma of the Anthropocene

I’ll be attending this really interesting conference in Kraków next week to discuss digital media theory, the collapsing of the nature/culture divide, anthropocene, trauma, inorganic expression, some mention of media geology and others things that might crop up on this panel:

Trauma of the Anthropocene


Mateusz Chaberski (moderator, Jagiellonian University),

Mateusz Borowski (Jagiellonian University)

Tony D. Sampson (University of East London),

Małgorzata Sugiera (Jagiellonian University)


Traumatic Modernities. From Comparative Literature to Medical Humanities, organized on April 19-21, 2017, and supported by the European Commission.

Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the Jagiellonian University,



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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