Club Critical Theory at Conway Hall, London -3rd Mar 2016

There’s a special CCT free event at Conway Hall, London on March 3rd.

Please note that although publicity points to the need to book, this is a free event, so just turn up on the night.

Link to poster CCT_Conway Hall Poster

SPACE AND PROPAGATION: A CLUB CRITICAL THEORY SPECIAL

AT CONWAY HALL

FREE EVENT

THURSDAY MARCH 3RD 2016

6.30PM

CONWAY HALL

25 RED LION SQUARE LONDON WC1R 4RL

SPACE AND PROPAGATION

CCT open up a critical space for Conway Actants — an artistic and curatorial collaboration between Deborah Gardner and Jane Millar that directly responds to Conway Hall’s spaces, ethos, activities and archive.

Programme starts at 6.30pm with an introduction to Conway Actants by the artists:

INTRODUCTION TO CCT

Giles Tofield (The Cultural Engine)

CONWAY CONTAGIONS

Tony D Sampson: Arts and Digital Industries (UEL)

ART FOR ALL

Andrew Branch: Arts and Digital Industries (UEL)

DISCUSSANTS 

Deborah Gardner and Jane Millar

 

 

 

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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