So, We Are All [digital] Addicts Now!

Some rather animated images from my talk at Central St Martins last night. This really was an interesting series of talks that made evident a concerning link between addiction and digital capitalism, and explored the potential for resistance from a wide variety of perspectives (philosophy, art and science). A more affirmative, yet critical example of interdisciplinarity interferences than those that simply tick the pervasive neoliberal agendas of impact and productivity. There’s a video on its way too – via the Furtherfield website.

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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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