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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

Digital Neuroland by Rizosfera

Very pleased to be part of this great series… Contents Introduction by Rizosfera Digital Neuroland. An interview with Tony D. Sampson  by Rizosfera Contagion Theory Beyond the Microbe ‘Tarde as Media Theorist’: an interview with Tony D. Sampson by Jussi … Continue reading

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Addiction, excess and artists: strategies of resistance

Are We All Addicts Now? Symposium and Book Launch. Date: Tuesday 7th November, 6.30 – 9pm Venue: Central St Martins, University of the Arts London, 1 Granary Square, London, N1C 4AA Tickets for the event are now available so please … Continue reading

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Next Club Critical Theory Event (Seaside Cultures) confirmed – 8pm Fri 17th Nov, 2017 – UPDATE

Ahead of the first of two UEL organised conferences in Tendring next spring (part of the Heritage Lottery funded Resorting to the Coast project), we are meeting to discuss notions of seaside culture. Club Critical Theory present: Seaside Cultures Fri … Continue reading

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Revisting Virality: Six Pointers – updated

This is an updated version of notes from a short talk on a keynote panel at the Viral/Global conference at University of Westminster (13th Sept, 2017) where I tried to provide six pointers for the study of virality. The conference … Continue reading

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Are We All Addicts Now? exhibition opens on Sat 16th Sept at Furtherfield Gallery

By “succumbing to online behavioural norms we emerge as ‘perfect capitalist subjects’” Exhibit to go with the book – both recommended! Are We All Addicts Now? book cover (2017) Stefan Schafer Details of the Exhibition Date: 16 September – 12 … Continue reading

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Programme for VIRAL/GLOBAL Popular Cultures and Social Media: An International Perspective, 13th Sept 17

Looking forward to this CAMRI conference on 13th Sept at the University of Westminster. The programme is shaping up nicely… See draft copy below. Draft Programme for VIRAL/GLOBAL Popular Cultures and Social Media: An International Perspective A Conference Organised by: … Continue reading

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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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