Affects, Interfaces, Events Conference

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Affects, Interfaces, Events

Conference date
August 29th – 30th 2018
Deadline for submissions
April 16th 2018

Hosted by the PhD school of Arts, Aarhus University
Venue: Godsbanen
Skovgaardsgade 3-5
Aarhus C, Denmark
Fee: 200,- € (incl. all materials, meals and conference dinner)

 

 

AIE | 2018

About

The proliferation of digital and interactive technologies in most aspects of our daily lives produces an intensified distribution of affect. Existential conditions change through affective interface foldings of bodies, subjectivities and technologies. The conference Affects, Interfaces, Events investigates how affective interface events – on a micro- and macro-level – reinforce or challenge these changes. A major concern of the conference is to consider interface modulations on an affective, social, aesthetic, and political level.

We welcome contributions (papers, designs and other interventions) that consider the affective relations involved in interface events and creations. Themes may include but are not limited to:

  1. New perspectives on the relations between discourse, power relations, and the affective and signaletic material of networked data, media and audio-visual culture.
  2. Considerations of online affective encounters.
  3. Considerations of how interfaces participate in affect modulation and how their changing configurations might alter conditions.

Confirmed speakers

  • Brian Massumi
  • Erin Manning
  • Andrew Murphie
  • Susanna Paasonen

Please submit a proposal containing your full name, e-mail address, institutional and disciplinary affiliation, the title of your paper and an abstract of max. 300 words to AIEconference@cc.au.dk. Deadline for submission is 16 April 2018. We are aiming for paper presentations around 20 minutes. Suggestions for panels, practices and other activations are welcome. Responses will be sent out by the end of May 2018.

http://aie.au.dk/aie-2018/

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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