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
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!!!”
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
Opening Session (Live, in person) 1.30-2.30pm
Introduction: Carolyn Pedwell & Greg Seigworth (eds)
15min break (w/ Q &A)
Session #1 (Live via MS Teams) 3-4pm
15min break (w/ Q &A)
Session #2 (Live via MS Teams) 4.15-5.15pm
Wrap-up with Q & A
More details will be published here: https://viralcontagion.blog/