Are We All Addicts Now? Symposium and Book Launch.
Date: Tuesday 7th November, 6.30 – 9pm
Venue: Central St Martins, University of the Arts London, 1 Granary Square, London, N1C 4AA
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Here’s the blurb for the panel I’ll be talking on
Addiction, excess and artists: strategies of resistance
Techniques such as neuro-marketing are used online to keep users on device, driving endless circulation and drawing profits from every click. While many artists have celebrated overstimulation and digital excess, others incorporate strategies of resistance into their practice. In a hyper digital world, what are the possibilities for defying techniques such as neuro-marketing, nudging and gamification and what role can artists play in these acts of resistance?
Reader in Digital Culture Tony D. Sampson explores neuro-marketing and digital addiction
Artists Katriona Beales and Fiona MacDonald : Feral Practice discuss strategies of resistance from the AWAAN exhibition
Artist and writer Emily Rosamond on reputation addiction and how to resist it