Images, video and music from The Deadends

Highly recommend a trip to see Mikey Georgeson’s The Deadends (a celebration of a made-up culture) “experience” at Studio One Gallery in Wandsworth (a 10min walk from East Putney on the District Line). Open now weekends until 12th March.

Here’s some images, video and music from the opening night…


Deadends Artefact at Studio One Gallery

Dramatic shot of a Deadends Artefact

I want to thank Maurice the Dodo for delivering part of my Assemblage Brain talk on the virality of birdsong!

The documentary The Deadends (in search of truth) was recently shown at the ICA 100 years of Dada “giving rise to the misplaced idea that they are a made-up cult rather than culture”

There was a wonderful live jam (with Andy Barrett) of Deadend Resonance 2 (The Somnambulist)


Tony Sampson and Mikey Georgeson

The Dada Cabaret Artist in the Gallery


Tony Sampson

My talk just before the Dodo brilliantly intervened…


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), Affect and Social Media (Rowman and Littlefield, July 2018) and The Sleepwalker's Guide to Social Media (due 2020 with Polity Press). Tony is the organizer and host of the Affect and Social Media conferences in the UK (see archive on this blog). As a co-founder and co-director of the public engagement initiatives, Club Critical Theory (CCT) and the Cultural Engine Research Group (CERG), Tony has been project lead on a number of funded projects that bring impactful critical theories into the community and local political sphere to approach. These activities have included large conferences, symposia and informal lectures/workshops in pubs and community centres, co-organized with community groups and local authorities. Tony occasionally blogs at: Full academic profile:
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