Tag: emotion

Two Seminars at UEL in Dec

Please note a change of room for Dec 1st and note that the 15th Dec event coincides with a gap in between RMT rail strike action.

Thinking Decolonialisation/Decolonialising Thinking: A Collaborative Seminar Series for Academics and Postgraduate Students

First session 1st Dec 4-6pm PLEASE NOTE ROOM CHANGE: SD103/4

This first session in a series is pitched at arts and humanities academics/PGRs, but open to all, including external visitors. The idea is to collaboratively present some ideas on decolonialisation, freely and openly discuss how they might be critiqued, adapted, adopted etc. in our research and teaching practices. Charmaine Dambuza will be leading on the series in 2023.

Free Registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/…/thinking…

Emotion, Feeling, Affect, Work: A one-off ‘leaving’ seminar with Darren Ellis, Tony Sampson and Special Guests

Thurs 15th Dec at 4pm.

Please also join us at UEL Docklands campus on Dec 15th (a gap in RMT strike) at 4pm in SD103/SD104 for a special ‘leaving’ seminar themed on Emotion, Feeling. Affect, Work.

Free registration and full programme here: Please check for room updates: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/emotion-feeling-affect-work-tickets-456912907807

Best wishes all,


Link to in-person public seminar at UEL Dec 15th Emotion, Feeling, Affect, Work

Thurs 15th Dec at 4pm in EB: 1.07 (https://www.uel.ac.uk/about/finding-us)

A one-off ‘leaving’ seminar with Darren Ellis, Tony Sampson and special guests.

Emotions, Feelings, Affect, Work


Chair: Andrew Branch

Confirmed Speakers

Andrew Calcutt

Darren Ellis

Lurraine Jones

Paula Reavey

Tony Sampson

Ian Tucker

Angie Voela

With very special Performative Derangement by Mikey Georgeson


Two Public Seminars at UEL in Dec

UEL have suggested we can make these two in-person events open to the public. The 2nd is our leaving seminar, so yes, please do please do come along if you’re near the Docklands campus in east London on 15th Dec.

Link to regsiter as a guest for 15th Dec below.

Both seminars are in the East Building: EB.1.07 (Docklands Campus, toward Beckton at DLR Cyprus Station)

1. Thinking Decolonialisation/Decolonialising Thinking

Thurs December 1st at 4pm.

“… aims to provide a safe space for academics and postgraduate researchers to think through decolonialisation and consider possible ways to decolonise our research and teaching.” Co-organised by Charmaine Dambuza and Tony Sampson.

2. Emotion, Feeling, Affect

Thurs 15th Dec at 4pm

A one-off seminar including Darren Ellis and Tony Sampson with special guests (tbc), The event will be followed by drinks at a yet to be confirmed venue.

Join here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/emotion-feeling-affect-tickets-456912907807

Affect and Social Media out July 2018

In production now with Rowman & Littlefield

Affect and Social Media


Emotion, Mediation, Anxiety and Contagion

Edited by Tony D Sampson; Stephen Maddison and Darren Ellis

Affect and Social Media is an edited collection of twenty bite sized articles by leading scholars from across disciplinary boundaries. It is comprised of four distinct but related sections which are interspersed with artistic illustrations, depicting the affectivities that flow through social media. The term ‘affect’ denotes a rather slippery concept that is not as easily caught as for example ‘emotion’ or ‘feeling’. Quite often it denotes a more than or an excess to that which is felt in the human body or indexed through cultural grids of meaning. It can exist in ways which defy expectations, conventions, and representations. It is often understood as that which is vital to the emergence of the new and hence socio-cultural revolution. As life shifts ever more on-line, we find ourselves caught up in the affective flows of computer mediated practices into an ever expanding and indeterminate horizon. This compilation of articles that were initially presented at an international conference in East London, were selected on the basis of their ability to depict and conceptualise these radical movements of sociality.



Foreword by Gregory Seigworth

Introduction: On Affect and Social Media by Tony D. Sampson, Darren Ellis and Stephen Maddison

Part One: Digital Emotion

Introduction by Helen Powell

Chapter One: Social media, emoticons and process by Darren Ellis

Chapter Two: Anticipating affect: trigger warnings in a mental health social media site by Lewis Goodings

Chapter Three: Digitally mediated emotion: Simondon, affectivity and individuation by Ian Tucker

Chapter Four: Visceral data by Luke Stark

Chapter Five: Psychophysiological measures associated with affective states while using social media by Maurizio Mauri

Part Two: Mediated Connectivities, Immediacies & Intensities

Introduction by Jussi Parikka

Chapter Six: Social media and the materialisation of the affective present by Rebecca Coleman

Chapter Seven: The education of feeling: Wearable technology & triggering pedagogies by Alyssa D. Niccolini

Chapter Eight: Mediated affect & feminist solidarity: Teens’ using Twitter to challenge ‘rape culture’ in and around school by Jessica Ringrose and Kaitlynn Mendes

Part Three: Insecurity and Anxiety

Introduction by Darren Ellis and Stephen Maddison

Chapter Nine: Wupocalypse Now: Supertrolls and other risk Anxieties in social media interactions by Greg Singh

Chapter Ten: Becoming user in popular culture by Zara Dinnen

Chapter Eleven: #YouTuberanxiety: Affect and anxiety performance in UK beauty vlogging by Sophie Bishop

Chapter Twelve: Chemsex: anatomy of a sex panic by Jamie Hakim

Chapter Thirteen: Designing life? Affect and gay porn by Stephen Maddison

Chapter Four: Contagion: Image, Work, Politics and Control

Introduction by Tony D Sampson

Chapter Fourteen: The mask of Ebola: Fear, contagion, and immunity by Yiğit Soncul

Chapter Fifteen: The newsroom is no longer a safe zone: Assessing the affective impact of graphic user-generated images on journalists working with social media by Stephen Jukes

Chapter Sixteen: Emotions, social media communication and TV debates by Morgane Kimmich

Chapter Seventeen: The Failed Utopias of Walden and Walden Two by Robert Wright



978-1-78660-438-5 • Hardback • July 2018 • $105.00 • (£70.00)
978-1-78660-439-2 • Paperback • July 2018 • $34.95 • (£23.95)
978-1-78660-440-8 • eBook • July 2018 • $32.95 • (£22.95) (coming soon)


Video of Streams of Consciousness HCI talk at Warwick

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