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

WhatsApp, Whitehead, Williams, Wupocalypse. I enjoy indexing! Am I alone?

Is it time for a silly pre-spring vacation post? Well, yes. I might be in need of a serious rest… But am I alone in my enjoyment of creating an index? I need to ask. Is this a known condition … Continue reading

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City of Voices (Shannon Mattern)

Interesting podcast. Media archaeology take on sonic things that “leak outside” the algorithms of the smart city. “This episode we have a single longform interview with a media scholar of note–The New School’s Shannon Mattern. We have teamed up with Mediapolis, a … Continue reading

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Neuroaffect Stream: Capacious: Affect Inquiry/Making Space

If the proposed panels come together at the Capacious Conference as well as they have just done on paper it’ll be a great summer… Here’s a taster Nudging the unconscious: uses of neuroeconomics in the universal basic income experiment; Neuroaffective … Continue reading

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The Collective Effect

Two very interesting closing comments at the end of the Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie’s appearance before the digital, culture, media and sport committee in the House of Commons. People in charge of investigating and regulating data need to understand … Continue reading

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Colonialization in the Digital Age

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Updated Cambridge Analytica’s ruthless bid to sway the vote in Nigeria Still terrified witnesses paint a shocking picture of how far a western firm will go to win an election. ? “If Britain hadn’t voted to…

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Colonialization in the Digital Age

Updated Cambridge Analytica’s ruthless bid to sway the vote in Nigeria Still terrified witnesses paint a shocking picture of how far a western firm will go to win an election.   “If Britain hadn’t voted to leave the EU, and … Continue reading

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Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie video

Watch video on Facebook 🙂 Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie appears before the digital, culture, media and sport committee in the House of Commons.

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