Programme for Digital Ecologies II: Fiction Machines

Digital Ecologies II: Fiction Machines

Tuesday 16 July, 2019
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Commons CM107 and 108
Bath Spa University
Newton Park, Newton St Loe, Bath, BA2 9BN

Programme Schedule

 

09:15 – 10:00                    Coffee and Registration                                CM.107/108

 

 

10:00 – 10:15                    Welcome and Introduction:                        CM.107/108

Charlie Tweed (Bath Spa University)

 

 

10:15 – 11:00                    Keynote Lecture 1:                                           CM.107/108

Professor Simon O’Sullivan

 

Fictioning: Mythopoesis, Myth-Science and Mythotechnesis

 

                                           Chair: Charlie Tweed

 

 

 

11:00 – 12.35                    Panel 1: Activist Fictions                                 CM.107/108                        

 

Ami Clarke

covfefe – language in a meme economy

 

Ada Hao

NAUT-ADA: (m)other eye

 

John Wild

Psychogeography in the Digitally Expanded City

 

Alberto Micali

         The machinic conspiracies of data leaks

 

Chair: Ramon Bloomberg

 

 

 

12:35 – 13:30                    Lunch                                                                      Atrium   

                                        

Viewing of Rod Dickinson’s Fear Filter

 

 

13:30 – 13:45                    Performance: Ami Clarke                            Screening Room

       

        Error-Correction: an introduction to future diagrams (2010 –

ongoing) and Low Animal Spirits (2014).

 

 

 

13.45 – 15:00                    Panel 2: Non human Fictions                              CM107/108

 

Stephanie Moran and Alex Hogan

alien holobiontology: a collaborative multi-species eco-sci-fi

 

Jennet Thomas

ANIMAL CONDENSED>ANIMAL EXPANDED

 

Andy Weir

Call for a Geo-fictionalised Atomic Priesthood

 

 

                                Chair: Rebecca Smith

 

 

 

15.00 – 16:35                     Panel 3: Speculative Fictions (parallel)            CM.107/108                                                          

 

Hugh Frost

Mould Map EARTH PANTROPY: Near Future

Visions in Sequential Digital Art.

 

Garfield Benjamin

Human-DEcentred design: Speculative

fiction, design and ethics for a future after   humanity

 

Teodora Sinziana Fartan

Reframing Futures: Speculative Strands and Fictions from an Uneven Aftertime

 

 

Chair: Andy Weir

______________________________________________________________

 

 

15.00 – 16:35                     Panel 4: Post Truth Fictions                      CM.111

                                        (parallel)

 

Maud Craigie

Bad Evidence: The Fictions of Interrogation

 

Michelle Atherton

Repository of Irrational Gestures (RIG’s):

A Performative Lecture/Screening

 

 

Rebecca Smith

Parafictions and Contemporary Art 2008-2018

 

 

Ramon Bloomberg

Facial Fictions: Identity and Recognition in the

                              Smart-City

 

 

Chair: Ami Clarke

 

 

 

16:45 –17.30                     Keynote Lecture 2                                            CM.107/108

 

Tony David Sampson

 

Feeling Facts and Fakes in the Speculative Contagion of  Shock Events

 

 

Chair: Charlie Tweed

 

 

 

17.30                               Wine Reception                                                      CM.107/108

 

 

17:45 – 18.30                   Final Performances & films                               CM.107/108

        

        Performances

 

 

        Harry Meadows and Andy Weir

       

        SPECIFICITIES OF THE PLANETARY ROOM

      

       Screenings

 

                                     Charlie Tweed

       Oporavak

 

       Bjørn Erik Haugen

                                       The Pen is mightier than the Word

 

Website

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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), Affect and Social Media (Rowman and Littlefield, July 2018) and The Sleepwalker's Guide to Social Media (due 2020 with Polity Press). Tony is the organizer and host of the Affect and Social Media conferences in the UK (see archive on this blog). As a co-founder and co-director of the public engagement initiatives, Club Critical Theory (CCT) and the Cultural Engine Research Group (CERG), Tony has been project lead on a number of funded projects that bring impactful critical theories into the community and local political sphere to approach. These activities have included large conferences, symposia and informal lectures/workshops in pubs and community centres, co-organized with community groups and local authorities. Tony occasionally blogs at: https://viralcontagion.wordpress.com/ Full academic profile: https://www.uel.ac.uk/Staff/s/tony-sampson
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