Category Archives: dystopia

A Short Video Guide to Social Media Sleepwalkers

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A User’s Guide to the Sleepwalker video

And a video to go with the new book 🙂. Thanks to Mikey Vessel Georgeson for aesthetic diagrams and images of his Somnambulist performance at the Affect Summer School last summer. A really big thanks to John Leo Dutton who … Continue reading

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A Sleepwalker’s Guide to Social Media released!

Although set for a July release in the UK, I’m told a print version is on its way to me this week! There’s also a link to the book on the Polity website. http://politybooks.com/bookdetail/?isbn=9781509537402 Buy it for no other reason … Continue reading

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Affect & Social Media#4.5 cfp DEADLINE EXTENDED – June 12th 2020

While we wait for Covid-19 to do its dreadful thing Before we can meet safely at the University of East London for A&SM#5 (https://viralcontagion.blog/asm5-summer-2020/) Affect & Social Media#4.5 and Sensorium Art Show present: Media Virality and the Lockdown Aesthetic Call … Continue reading

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A Sleepwalker’s Guide to Social Media

WAKE UP DONNIE! This is a targeted ad. Sleepwalk your way to Barnes and Noble. Purchase your pre-order copy. Pass on this message to your lookalikes. WAKE UP DONNIE! This is a targeted ad. Sleepwalk your way to Barnes and … Continue reading

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A new, modified blurb for A Sleepwalker’s Guide to Social Media

Social media has taken a dark turn, encompassing both economic and political expropriation of the user experience. Users not only give away ownership of their community relations to big platforms, but the potential for positive change through revolutionary contagion is … Continue reading

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Society for the Study of Affect Summer School Early Bird Deadline

ANIMATIONS AND PROVOCATIONS Society for the Study of Affect Summer School July 29 to August 02, 2019 Characteristic post on this event from Greg Seigworth below – I’m the spam/virality/neuro guy 😉 Just to add that we’ll be looking at … Continue reading

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Why can’t social media delete race hate?

Interesting (and concerning) interview with YouTube spokesperson yesterday on BBC Radio. Seems some far right race hate material is still online a year after notification unlike IS type propaganda and “radicalization” videos that are taken down in a matter of … Continue reading

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Neuroaffect Stream: Capacious: Affect Inquiry/Making Space

If the proposed panels come together at the Capacious Conference as well as they have just done on paper it’ll be a great summer… Here’s a taster Nudging the unconscious: uses of neuroeconomics in the universal basic income experiment; Neuroaffective … Continue reading

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Rizofera interview on Effimera

There’s another iteration of my Rizofera interview on the Italian website, Effimera.

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