A&SM#4 News: 2nd call and Gregory J. Seigworth

A&SM#4 News

A&SM#4: Second call for presentations announced (deadline Sept 15th – full details here) and Professor Gregory J. Seigworth added to the conference programme as respondent to our special keynote speaker, Patricia Ticineto Clough.

The organisers of A&SM#4 (7th Nov, 2018 at UEL in Stratford east London) are extremely excited to announce that Gregory J. Seigworth has been confirmed as the respondent to our keynote speaker Patricia Ticineto Clough. Greg’s contribution to affect studies is internationally renowned. Notably he is the co-editor (with Melissa Gregg) of the key text, The Affect Theory Reader (Duke University Press, 2010) and more recently the host of the wonderful (and huge) 2015 and 2018 affect studies conferences in Lancaster PA. Greg is also Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Capacious Journal and wrote the foreword to the Affect and Social Media book published in July this year. Greg joins Patricia alongside our already confirmed and distinguished keynote panel, including Jessica Ringrose (UCL), Amit Rai (Queen Mary), Rebecca Coleman (Goldsmiths), Darren Ellis and Ian Tucker (East London).

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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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