Call for papers: Social Media and Affect Research Seminar

Call for papers

Social Media and Affect Research Seminar

The EmotionUX lab

School of Arts and Digital Industries

Docklands Campus

University of East London

27th Feb 2015

Following on from the controversy surrounding the apparent manipulation of emotions on Facebook widely reported in the media, the emotionUX lab in the School of Arts and Digital Industries at UEL invite you to a one day research seminar exploring the relation between social media, affect, feelings and emotions. We welcome proposals for 15min position papers. Themes that might be addressed include…

Addiction

Affect

Concepts and methodologies

Consumption – use

Contagion

Emotional design (theory and practice)

Emotions

Ethics

Feelings

Felt experiences

Funology

Games

Gamification

HCI

Marketing

Networks

Online emotional ethnographies

Pervasive

Privacy

Security

Sharing

Trust

User experience

Please send a title and brief outline (100words) to t.d.sampson@uel.ac.uk and copied to u1026574@uel.ac.uk before September 1st 2014.

 

About Virality

Tony D. Sampson is Reader in Digital Culture and Communications at the University of East London. He has a PhD in social-cultural-digital contagion theory from the Sociology Department at the University of Essex. He is a former art student who re-entered higher education in the UK as a mature student in the mid-1990s after a long stint as a gigging musician. His career in education has moved through various disciplines and departments, including a maths and computing faculty, sociology department and school of digital media and design 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, July 2018). He is organizer and host of the Affect and Social Media conferences in the UK. As a co-founder and co-director of the public engagement initiatives, Club Critical Theory (CCT) and the Cultural Engine Research Group (CERG), Sampson has developed a number of funded research projects and public events that aim to bring impactful critical theories into the community and local political sphere to approach a series of local challenges. These activities have included large conferences co-organized with local authorities looking at a range of policies relating to the revitalization of the Essex costal region, developments in the cultural industries as well as a series of community focused events on food cultures and policy, collaborations with arts groups and informal lectures/workshops in pubs and community centres. 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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