Are We All Addicts Now? Digital Dependence – book out now!

We now have confirmation that the Are We All Addicts Now? symposium will go ahead at Central St Martins on Tuesday 7 November at 6.30pm.


I have a chapter in this book (co-edited by Vanessa Bartlett & Henrietta Bowden-Jones) called ‘Tap My Head and Mike My Brain’: Neuromarketing and Digital Addiction – a nod (endnote) goes to Jussi Parikka’s Pynchon reference in his review of The Assemblage Brain.

I’m also taking part in the Are We All Addicts Now? symposium at Central St Martins (University of the Arts London) in collaboration with London Laser. The date for this event is yet to be fully confirmed, but likely to be at 6.30pm on Tuesday 7 November.

The book is published by Liverpool University Press:

It’s part of an amazing looking exhibit at Furtherfield Gallery in London between 16 September – 12 November 2017:

Here’s the blurb

Are We All Addicts Now? Digital Dependence is an artist-led enquiry by Katriona Beales into digital hyper-connectivity and the normalization of addictive behaviours through our everyday…

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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: Full academic profile:
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