Franz Ferdinand – Live Show In Brighton Inspires Hope & Joy

“So here is the Deleuzian point that only genuine and original creativity can critically engage with our times – as opposed to emblematic symbols of dissent.”

This review of a Franz Ferdinand gig in Brighton is interesting on so many levels. To begin with, FF are always an interesting musical proposition, (b), the review is written by an equally interesting artist I’m working with (“supervising Fine Art Prof Doc”) at UEL, and (c), I’m interested in how the review brings Deleuze, Guattari and Whitehead into the mix.

The author’s band, David Devant & His Spirit Wife, are also very interesting…

Read the review…



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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