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Club Critical Theory present: Southend-on-Zine. Oct 13th Twenty One, Southend

Club Critical Theory returns to Southend!

Community Engagement Initiative

Club Critical Theory present: Southend-on-Zine: Launch event for new archival book on Fanzine culture. talks, DJs…

About this event

Free booking required: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/southend-on-zine-launch-event-for-new-archival-book-on-fanzine-culture-tickets-413989823707

Full Programme

Club Critical Theory Presents: Southend-on-Zine

We start at 7pm. Join us for a drink and DJ sets from Al Johnson (Ship Full Of Bombs Radio, Middle Aged Spread, Alien Music, Control Voltage) and Andrew Branch inspired by 50 years of fanzine cultures in Southend.

Introduction to CERG’s Club Critical Theory: Tony Sampson

Please join us for the main event centred around an open discussion on fanzine cultures and the publication of a new archive and reflection on zine cultures in Southend.

Confirmed special guests

Graham Burnett, the author/archiver of the new book, Southend-on-Zine, moved to Southend on Sea when he was eight years old in 1969, and has lived here ever since. He started his own fanzine New Crimes with a couple of…

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Full Programme for Zine Culture event on 13th Oct

Please see below details of the next Cultural Engine Research Group, Club Critical Theory event.

Club Critical Theory presents: Southend-on-Zine: Free launch event for new archival book on Fanzine culture, plus special guest speakers, DJs, bar

Thu, 13 October 2022 19:00 – 22:00 BST

Location

SS1 2EH – Twenty One Unit 21, Pier Approach Western Esplanade SS1 2EH

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Free register required https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/southend-on-zine-launch-event-for-new-archival-book-on-fanzine-culture-tickets-413989823707

Full Programme

Club Critical Theory Presents: Southend-on-Zine

We start at 7pm. Join us for a drink and DJ sets from Al Johnson (Ship Full Of Bombs Radio, Middle Aged Spread, Alien Music) and Andrew Branch inspired by 50 years of fanzine cultures in Southend.

Introduction to CERG’s Club Critical Theory: Tony Sampson

Please join us for the main event centred around an open discussion on fanzine cultures and the publication of a new archive and reflection on zine cultures in Southend.

Confirmed special guests

Graham Burnett, the author/archiver of the new book, Southend-on-Zine, moved to Southend on Sea when he was eight years old in 1969, and has lived here ever since. He started his own fanzine New Crimes with a couple of friends in early 1980. Inspired by punk’s anarchistic ‘Do It Yourself’ attitude and has been self-publishing ever since.

Syd Moore, a bestselling novelist and activist. Her novels are mystery thrillers inspired by myths from the English county of Essex. Syd was the founding editor of Level 4, an arts and culture magazine, and co-creator of Superstrumps, the game that reclaims female stereotypes and the founder of The Essex Girls Liberation Front. https://sydmoore.com/

Tim Burrows (chair), a journalist and author. Through the years he has written for a wide range of publications including the Guardian, New Statesman, Vice, the Telegraph Magazine, Dazed & Confused, the Quietus and Somesuch Stories. A recurring subject in his work is society, politics and Essex. He is from Southend. https://www.theguardian.com/profile/tim-burrows

Lu Williams , an artist producing sculpture, print, zines, drawing, writing, video, events and workshops through research, community engagement, collecting and collaboration. They make work through the lens of queerness, neurodivergence and working classness. https://luwilliams.com/

Russ Bestley, editor of journal Punk & Post-Punk, published by Intellect Books. Hitsville UK: Punk in the Faraway Towns. Graphic Subcultures Research Hub convened by Russ Bestley, based at LCC. https://researchers.arts.ac.uk/78-russ-bestley

After the discussion, we will return to DJ sets – event closes at 10pm.

The event is hosted by the Cultural Engine Research Group (Tony Sampson, Andrew Branch and Giles Tofield) and supported by the University of East London.

Free register required https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/southend-on-zine-launch-event-for-new-archival-book-on-fanzine-culture-tickets-413989823707

UBEL DTP (ESRC) doctoral studentship in film, media and cultural studies in the School of Arts and Creative Industries, UEL

Good afternoon,

Please note, we are currently considering proposals for UBEL DTP (ESRC) doctoral studentship in film, media and cultural studies in the School of Arts and Creative Industries, UEL for 2023/24 entry. If you are interested, you are advised to make initial contact with Dr Tony Sampson (t.d.sampson@uel.ac.uk) to discuss details of proposed research that fits well with UBEL (sociology pathway) no later than Oct 3rd.   

There are two kinds of studentship – 1 +3 (MA Media and Communication Industries plus 3 years PhD) and +3 (direct entry to PhD).

More information about these options at UEL can be found here: https://ubel-dtp.ac.uk/esrc-studentships2/pathways/sociology/ 

About UBEL 

UBEL Website: https://ubel-dtp.ac.uk/ 

What is on offer: https://ubel-dtp.ac.uk/esrc-studentships/

UEL’s MA Media and Communications Industries: https://www.uel.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/ma-media-communication-industries

Best wishes,

Tony

THINKING WITH VIRUSES(OCTOBER 19-21, 2022)

Details of a free online series of workshops on virality (Zoom links provided) hosted by Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland. I will be presenting a keynote on day three titled “Immunity, Community and Contagion: Three Propositions.” – based on my Polity book, A Sleepwalker’s Guide to Social Media.

Southend-on-Zine: Launch event for new archival book on Fanzine Culture

Interested in DIY media, zine cultures, archive? The Cultural Engine Research Group’s Club Critical Theory returns next month. We will be hosting this free event on Southend seafront (Essex), mixing discussions on 50 years of zine production, DJs, and lots more. A full programme will follow soon.

Sensorium@A&SM 15th July 12.00 UEL

Join us in east London for this special free event to preview The Affect Theory Reader II (Duke University Press, 2023).

About this event

Affect and Social Media/University of East London present a special Preview Symposium for the forthcoming publication of…

JOINING LINK FOR 15th JULY 2022 – 12.00-18.00 GMT

https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_NDI3YTcyYjktMmM3MS00ZDFhLTljNDEtYmQwZWM5NTAxMDFm%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22c794a269-2e9b-4777-ad46-2d19d81196d6%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22479f1ddd-661d-4e6f-b35d-42ec48a41de4%22%7d

The Affect Theory Reader II

Worldings Tensions Futures

Coming sometime in the latter half of 2023: The Affect Theory Reader II: Worldings, Tensions, Futures from Duke University Press! Edited by Gregory Seigworth and Carolyn Pedwell, this event will preview work from a few of the book’s almost two dozen contributors.

The reader’s second edition promises to unsettle and reorient the futures of affect theory, to leave particular tensions and ambiguities even more gloriously unresolved, and to assemble a shimmer of inventories that refuses closure around any kind of “monoaffective imaginary” (in the words of Lauren Berlant). Let’s get uncomfortable and unlearn a lot of what has already been thought and felt by affect theory in order to imagine worldings that might open up otherwise and elsewhere. Or at least flail again, flail better.

In addition to the editors, Gregory Seigworth and Carolyn Pedwell, a full programme can be seen below.

The event is hosted by Affect and Social Media (A&SM) and includes a special Sensorium performance

Digital Twins – A Metaverse Quest

“Dear Prudence you are part of everything!” sings Dr. Kenco inviting us to reshape ideas of the meta-verse into a materially vital virtuality. Entangle with the ubiquitous consciousness of matter! This year’s Sensorium features an “immersive” dialogue between Confessor Kimey Peckpo and his Ai twin, Dr Pimpsy Kenco, developed by Peckpo and a team at CCNI. Expressing vibrant matter by an aggregate of algorithms, Kenco (Knowledge Emerging Neuro Cognitive Oscillator), leads us into a meta-physical entanglement with the virtual.

SO! Fasten your sensory seatbelt as you plunge in a visceral voyage of intellectual adventure and oceanic immersion. Peckpo and Kenco’s dialogue will pull you into a memorable, tangible-virtual, mind-bending assemblage of visual and sound sensations: a brain tingling wonder world of made-up meta-experience!!!”

Programme

July 15th 2022 (12.00-6pm)

Venue: University Square Stratford Campus: University of East London (UEL)1 Salway Place, London, England, E15 1NF – Rooms and link to MS Teams tbc

Starts at 12pm

Welcome to A&SM 12.30

12.30pm Sensorium Performance: Konfessor Kimey Peckpo and his Ai twin, Dr Pimpsy Kenco

Symposium

Opening Session (Live, in person) 1.30-2.30pm

Introduction: Carolyn Pedwell & Greg Seigworth (eds)

Lisa Blackman

Patrick Nickelson

Tony Sampson

15min break (w/ Q &A)

Session #1 (Live via MS Teams) 3-4pm

Ann Cvetkovich

Gail Hamner

Tyrone Palmer

Omar Kasmani

15min break (w/ Q &A)

Session #2 (Live via MS Teams) 4.15-5.15pm

Nathan Snaza

Ezekiel Dixon-Roman

Jason Read

Erin Manning

Wrap-up with Q & A

More details will be published here: https://viralcontagion.blog/

Joining Link for Affect Reader II Symposium

MS Teams link for Fri 15th July 2022 12.00-18.00 GMT

https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_NDI3YTcyYjktMmM3MS00ZDFhLTljNDEtYmQwZWM5NTAxMDFm%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22c794a269-2e9b-4777-ad46-2d19d81196d6%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22479f1ddd-661d-4e6f-b35d-42ec48a41de4%22%7d

See further information on this blog…

“Experience Capitalism” RIZOSFERA SERIES OF BOOKS RHIZONOMICS 006 :: FREE DOWNLOAD // OPEN ACCESS

BREAKING! OUT NOW! NEW Rizosfera RELEASE ! Click here to read the book published on the independent platform Monoskop https://bit.ly/3O7Bmdi ::

TONY D SAMPSON :: EXPERIENCE CAPITALISM. SELECTED TEXTS. TRANSLATED IN SPANISH BY ANA FABBRI :: RIZOSFERA SERIES OF BOOKS RHIZONOMICS 006 :: FREE DOWNLOAD // OPEN ACCESS ::

We are proud to announce the publication of Tony D Sampson’s Experience Capitalism e.book / pdf translated in Spanish by Ana Teresa Fabbri. Tony D Sampson is a British academic author who writes about philosophies of media technology, design thinking, social and immersive user experiences and neurocultures. He has published extensively on digital media cultures, social contagion theory, neurocultures, affect philosophy, assemblage theory and social media. He is best known for his widely cited and debated academic publications on virality, network contagion and neuroculture. Ana Teresa Fabbri is an Argentinian researcher in Sociobiology, Sociocybernetics and Social Theory at University of Buenos Aires :: Ana T. Fabbri Socióloga (Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de Buenos Aires). Lacaniana -no sin Guy Le Gaufey- “per via di levare”. Trabaja en el Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos (Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires). Vive en Vicente López, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

New eBook “Experience Capitalism” due soon in Spanish and English

Very pleased to announce imminent publication of new Rizosfera eBook in both Spanish and English. I hope these texts will provide a glimpse into a continuing project I have tried to encapsulate under the heading of Experience Capitalism. This term stresses the importance of a political inclination toward the management and intensification of the so-called user experience. The outcome of this tendency is twofold: (a) it draws attention to a neurological-somatic shift from the management of efficient cognition (perception, attention, memory etc.), toward previously marginalized affects, feelings and emotions, and (b), necessitates a critical theory and philosophy of experience, alert to such trends in digital labour. 

The first text is taken from The Assemblage Brain: Sense Making in Neuroculture (Minnesota UP, 2016). It sets out a theoretical frame intended to trace the trajectory of Experience Capitalism from ergonomics and cognitive science toward the intensification of the collective dynamic of user experience. The second text, taken from A Sleepwalker’s Guide to Social Media (Polity, 2020), extends this critical frame by sketching out a Whiteheadian philosophy of experience. In addition to these two chapters, there is an interview with Jernej Markelj, currently based at the University of Amsterdam. This text was first published in The Journal of Media Art Study and Theory (2020) and provides a rangy discussion on contagion theory, interestingly captured in the context of the first COVID-19 lockdown. There is also a dialogue with N Katherine Hayles, initially published in Capacious: Journal for Emerging Affect Inquiry (2018). This conversation locates the Assemblage Brain thesis in a converging and diverging spiral of relation to Hayles’s Unthought: The Power of the Cognitive Unconscious (University of Chicago, 2017). We have also included some somnambulist illustrative diagrams by the artist Mikey Georgeson, extracted from A Sleepwalker’s Guide. More to follow: https://viralcontagion.blog/books/