A.N.Whitehead Does HCI :-)

Transitions in human–computer interaction: from data embodiment to experience capitalism” out now in AI & SOCIETY.

This “experimental” article was written after the Streams of Consciousness conference at Warwick in 2016 where I tried to get Gramsci to do HCI. After spending the summer reading lots of Whitehead related material, HCI and UX texts on a boiling hot visit to Lisbon and Porto, it’s an attempt to do the same with Whitehead. I guess there might be a few HCI types out there scratching their heads on this one, but it is an experiment 🙂

The good news is that the publisher lets you publicly share the full-text (view-only version) of your paper even if you or your institution didn’t pay for the full Open Access option (download and print the PDF).

“There are no restrictions on the number of people you may share this link with, how many times they can view the linked article or where you can post the link online.”

Better than no access at all.

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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