Schedule for Neuroaffect streams at the Capacious conference in August

Here’s the schedule and line up for the two Neuroaffect streams at the Capacious conference in Lancaster, PA in August, and below there’s a link to the entire programme, which looks wonderful.

Thursday, August 9

(01:10 PM — 02:50 PM)

S15(02) Neuroaffect (Neuroaffect 2)

Tony D Sampson (chair)

Darren Kelsey: Neuropolitics, affective mythology and murmurations: a critical approach to culture, ideology and consciousness

Ali Lara: The Affective Subject. Ontological considerations from Neurosciences to Psychology

Holly Avella: Neuroplasticity’s Affective Conduits

Brett Ingram: Political Junkies: Affective Politics and Addictive Rhetoric


Saturday, August 11

01:10 PM — 02:50 PM

S15(01) Neuroaffect (Neuroaffect 1)

Mona Mannevuo: Nudging the Unconscious: uses of neuroeconomics in the universal basic income experiment

James Ash: Neuroaffective Design and Fintech: nonintentional experience in high cost short term credit

Tero Karppi: Facebook’s Laboratory of Emotion

Tony D Sampson (chair): The Collective Effect: The politics of [shared user] experience


Full Programme:

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: Full academic profile:
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