Author Archives: Virality

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

Digital Neuroland :: An Interview with Tony D. Sampson by Rizosfera collective, July 2017

Many thanks to Rizofera collective for this interview –  soon to be published along with some other conversations (translated in Italian too). The original is here with some added images by Francesco Tacchini and Dorota Piekorz. http://obsoletecapitalism.blogspot.com.es/2017/08/digital-neuroland-interview-with-tony-d.html?spref=fb Text from Obsolete … Continue reading

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

Originally posted on VIRALITY:
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…

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

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 … Continue reading

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News about Club Critical Theory Food Cultures and Southend Food Plan

Originally posted on club critical theory (southend-on-sea):
Following up on our recent CCT Food Cultures event at Focal Point Gallery, CCT/Cultural Engine/UEL and a number of significant community groups met at Southend Borough Council yesterday to propose the Southend Food…

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CFP: Cultural Mobility of Performance and Perfomativity Studies

Some disciplinary interferences going on in the beautiful city of Cracow in May next year. Call for papers Cultural Mobility of Performance and Perfomativity Studies 28-30 May 2018, Jagiellonian University,  Cracow, Poland   In recent years we have witnessed a … Continue reading

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Call for papers: Affect, Politics, Social Media

Call for papers: Affect, Politics, Social Media In prolongation of Affect and Social Media #3 Conjunctions: Transdisciplinary Journal of Cultural Participation welcomes proposals that interpret and explore affective and emotional encounters with social media and the ways in which the interfaces of social media … Continue reading

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Images from CCT/Focal Point Gallery Food Cultures Event 10th June

Here’s some more images from the Club Critical Theory Food Cultures Event on June 10th at Focal Point Gallery in Southend. If you want more food and a chance to talk to us about the Southend food plan come along … Continue reading

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