Affect and Social Media Symposium #2 – cfp Dec 15th deadline

Affect and Social Media Symposium #2 – cfp Dec 15th deadline

Wednesday 23rd March 2016

University of East London, Docklands Campus, Room EB. G.06

Call for 15min Presentations/Position Papers

Following on from the success of last year’s Affect and Social Media research symposium, the emotionUX lab in the School of Arts and Digital Industries at UEL, and in collaboration this year with Cass School of Education and Communities at UEL, will be hosting a second event continuing to explore the relation between social media, affect, feelings and emotions.

Numerous studies from various fields have described interactions with social media in terms of emotional, affective and feely experiences. It is claimed that habitual access to Facebook can have a negative impact on mood and subjective well-being (Kross et al, 2013). Likewise, emotional states experienced on social media can be transferred to others through emotional contagion, ‘leading people to experience the same emotions without their awareness’ (Kramer, 2014). Similarly, positive emotions, like joy, are regarded as more likely to spread than negative ones (Berger and Milkman, 2010).

This year’s call for 15min presentations/position papers asks contributors to explore emotional, affective and feely experiences with social media. More specifically, we ask contributors to investigate how social media ‘work[s] in concert with bodies in the production of emotional and affective activity’ (Ellis and Tucker, 2015: 177).

We welcome proposals on a wide variety of themes that cross disciplinary boundaries. For example…

Addiction and social media
Affective contagion
Affect theory relating to social media
Care, emotions and social media
Methodologies relating to emotion, affect and social media
Consumption, emotions and affect on social media
Education, emotions and social media
Emotional and affective contagions
Emotional social media design (theory and practice)
Ethical considerations
Felt experiences on social media
Social gaming and emotions
HCI and emotion
Learning, emotion and social media
Marketing, emotion and social media
Networked emotions
Online emotional ethnographies
Pervasive computing and emotion
Emotions and privacy
Emotions and security
Sharing emotions
Emotions and trust
The politics of emotional user experiences
Please send a title, brief outline (100words) and institutional affiliation to and



Abstract Submission

15th December 2015

Acceptance notification

15th January 2016

Registration for presenters

Details to follow

Registration for all participants

Details to follow

Fees and registration
(Refreshments, after symposium drinks and nibbles and attendance certificate included in all registration types)

Presenters – Free

UEL students/academics – Free

External students – £3

External academics/participants – £5

Please keep an eye out for follow up emails regarding registration
Updates will also appear on the Virality blog and EmotionUX news page

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