A&SM#4 Full Programme

We are very pleased to confirm the full programme (see below) for the fourth Affect and Social Media one day conference at UEL’s USS building in Stratford, east London on Nov 7th.

The 2018 event marks the publication of the first Affect and Social Media book (Rowman & Littlefield International).

Together with 7 panels, featuring cutting edge international research and curated sensorium performances, there is a special keynote by Patricia Ticineto Clough followed by a keynote panel and audience Q&A.

The event will culminate with the A&SM book launch, live music from The Indelicates and refreshments.

A&SM#4 is free, but advance online registration is essential to gain access to UEL’s USS campus building.

To register and see more information on the conference visit: https://viralcontagion.blog/affect-social-media4/

Affect and Social Media#4 Programme

University Square Stratford, east London, UK, 7th Nov 2018, 10am-10pm

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Time. Location

All Rooms TBC

Actual Occasion
10.00-11.10am Entrance to the University Stratford Square Campus Building Registration

Please note that before entering the campus all attendees must register online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/affect-social-media4-notifications-from-the-technological-nonconscious-tickets-46972453874

11.15-11.45

Room USG.17 Main Lecture Theatre

Welcome to A&SM#4 by Tony D Sampson

plus Sensorium One

Break 15mins  
12-1pm

Parallel Sessions A

Choice of three panels

Panel 1: USG.17

Panel 2: USG19 or US2.30

Panel 3: USG20 or US2.31

Panel 1 Chaired by Greg Seigworth

 

Lisa Blackman (Goldsmiths, UK) Haunted Data

 

Camilla Møhring Reestorff (Aarhus University, Denmark) Affective Governmentalization: Backlashes again the #Metoo-movement in Denmark

 

Heather Radwan Jaber (University of Pennsylvania, USA) Sexual harassment and social media in Egypt: Reorienting the resonance machine

Panel 2 Chaired by Darren Ellis

 

Vered Elishar-Malka & Yaron Ariel (Yezreel Valley College, Israel) Social media, Legacy media, and the public, in the Trump(ing) era

 

Suzanne van Geuns (University of Toronto, Canada) Rational Virtuosity and Religious Promise: Aspiring toward Jordan Peterson in Reddit Debates

 

Fadi Safieddine, (Queen Mary University, UK)

Factors contributing to the continuing failure in combating the spread of fake news on Social Media

Panel 3 Chaired by Ian Tucker

 

Maximilian Stobbe, (Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany) My Reaction Can Be Summed up by the Guy at 2:23!” – YouTube Reaction Videos as Affective Practices

 

Orsolya Bajusz (Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary) The affective dynamics of online shaming and liberal moral outrage

 

Fulla Abdul-Jabbar (School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA) Why did you cry when you read that poem

Break 5mins Find next panel
Parallel Session B

1.05-2.05pm

Choice of two panels

Panel 4 in USG. 19/20 or USG. 19

Panel 5 in USG.20 or US2.31

 

Panel 4 Chaired by Darren Ellis

 

Angie Voela (University of East London, UK) Fragile masculinities and contemporary psycho-power: The Case of InCel

 

Ali Lara (University of East London, UK) Affective Modulation in Positive Psychology’s Regime of Happiness

 

Trenton Lee (University of Westminster, UK) Feeling the Burn: Effect of Digital Capitalism on the Mental Health of Creators

 

Panel 5 Chaired by Stephen Maddison

 

Sarah Cefai (London College of Communication, UK) Stupid in the Moment: Excavating the Patriarchal Nonconscious of Humiliation

 

Christina Riley (George Mason University, Virginia), The Affective Flux of Feminist Digital Collectives or What Happened to the Women’s March of 2017

 

Annelot Prins (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany) How Much Do You Want To Meet Taylor Swift? The Cruel Optimism of Online
Fan Labour

 

 

 

2.05-3.05pm

In USG.19/20 and/or the Foyer

The Sensorium 2

The Actual Occasion – a silent disco with Mikey B Georgeson 

 

Parallel Session C

3.05-4.05pm

Choice of two panels

Panel 6 in USG. 19/20 or USG. 19

Panel 7 in USG.20 or US2.31

 

Panel 6 Chaired by Ali Lara

 

Antonia Hernández (Concordia University, Canada) The Simple, the Compound, and the Spurious: Assemblages of Bots and Humans on a Sexcam Platform

 

Elena Pilipets (Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria) Sleeping with Netflix: The (Dis)Connected Body of Serial Binge Viewer

 

Andreas Schellewald (University of Edinburgh, UK) Going down the algorithmic rabbit hole: approaching affective engagement in montage videos on social media platforms

 

Panel 7 Chaired by Stephen Maddison

 

Vered Elishar-Malka, Dana Weimann-Saks & Yaron Ariel (Yezreel Valley College, Israel) The Secret Online World of Women: Intimacy and Exposure among Women’s Closed Facebook Groups

 

Josie Barnard (Middlesex University, UK) The Multimodal Writer

 

 

4.05-4.15pm 10min break
Session D

4.15-6.45.pm in Main Lecture Theatre USG.17

Keynote Session

Patricia Ticineto Clough: The User Unconscious: Embodiment and Thought

Audience Q&A

Keynote Panel

Opening response by Gregory J. Seigworth (Millersville)

Keynote Panel

Jessica Ringrose (UCL), Amit Rai (Queen Mary), Rebecca Coleman (Goldsmiths), Darren Ellis and Ian Tucker (East London)

Audience Q&A with panel

Session D chaired by Tony D Sampson

 7-10pm

USG.19/20 and USS Foyer

Affect and Social Media book launch & Sensorium Performance 3 including

Live performance by The Indelicates

 

 

 

 

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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