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Leading academics examine social and digital media through the lens of felt experience
The emotional experience of bidding on eBay, the affective impact of Brexit on journalists and Donald Trump’s tweets were just a few of the topics explored when nearly two dozen leading thinkers from across the UK and Europe converged on the University of East London (UEL) for the third annual Affect and Social Media conference.
This year’s event focused on social and digital media through the lens of felt experiences, emotional engagements and affective entanglements. Speakers offered perspectives from a range of disciplinary approaches, including psychology, media and communications, education, politics, cultural studies, journalism and social sciences.
UEL’s Dr Tony Sampson, conference organiser, said, “Interest in emotions, feelings and affective experiences with social media has grown considerably since we started the Affect and Social Media conferences in 2015.
“Recently, we’ve had to contend with a deluge of posts about Brexit, Trump, post-truth and fake news, and some of our speakers talked about experiences linked to these political events.”
The conference’s keynote speakers were Professor Jessica Ringrose, of University College London, and Professor Emma Renold, of Cardiff University. Their talks examined feminist and pedagogical understandings of affectivity and power on social media.
The conference concluded with the Sensorium Art Show – an exhibition curated by UEL artists Dean Todd and Mikey Georgeson which responded creatively to the conference themes of experience, engagement and entanglement.
Organisers are currently editing a book based on the first two Affect and Social Media conferences, and discussing the possibility of creating a journal using material from the 2017 conference. Plans are also in the works for UEL to host a conference in 2018.
13 June 2017 – Orginal: https://www.uel.ac.uk/news/2017/06/uel-hosts-third-affect-and-social-media-conference
Affect and Social Media 3.0: Experience, Entanglement, Engagement (including The Sensorium Art Show)
Registration Now Open
When: Thurs May 25th 2017, 10am – 8.30pm
Where: The University of East London, Dockland’s campus (via Cyprus Station on the DLR)
Keynotes: Jessica Ringrose (UCL) and Emma Renold (Cardiff)
In its third year now, the A&SM one day conference at UEL Docklands continues to get to grips with social media culture.
In the first two events (captured in a forthcoming edited collection*) the call focused mainly on the manipulation of feelings, emotions and affect by social media marketing, but now, following recent events like Brexit and Trump, it is imperative to broaden the discussion to include felt experiences, affective entanglements and emotional engagements in these unnerving times.
The 2017 conference brings together an intriguing international programme discussing:
- The affective politics of social media entanglements with e.g. Brexit, post-truth and strategic cyberbullying.
- The spreading of refugee and “Punch a Nazi” memes, the affective politics of Iranian sanctions and Trump’s tweets.
- Public affects and emotional consumption on Ebay, Twitter and Vine.
- Experiencing digital affect as grasped through the ideas of Simondon, Whitehead and Lévinas.
- The intersections between digital, art and affect
- Affective pedagogies and resistances to social media events and affective overspills following the Orlando shooting and Trump’s election victory
Through our keynote speakers we also ask what can be learnt from these recent events and how we can effectively communicate to others whose lives are profoundly affected by (and made vulnerable to) the recent acceleration of socially mediated molecular fascism.
The 2017 Sensorium includes artworks tackling digital memory, social media addiction, emotional recognition, inspirational memes quotes and a collaborative “zine” response to Trump.
The full programme of speakers and art exhibit will be released soon.
Tickets are £3 for non-UEL students and £5 for people working outside of UEL. Price includes entry to the conference and art show with free drinks and nibbles.
*The first two A&SM events are now part of an edited book, Affect and Social Media (eds. Sampson, Ellis and Maddison), to be published as part of the Radical Cultural Studies Series with Rowman and Littlefield International in 2018. The book includes a foreword by Greg Seigworth and over 20 cutting edge contributions.
We are very pleased to announce that Prof Emma Renold (Cardiff) will join Prof Jessica Ringrose (UCL) as our second keynote speaker at this year’s Affect and Social Media 3.00. Hosted by UEL on 25th May 2017.
Jessica Ringrose is Professor of Sociology of Gender and Education, at the UCL Institute of Education. Her work develops innovative feminist approaches to understanding subjectivity, affectivity and assembled power relations. Recent research projects explore digitial feminist activism, teen feminism in schools, and young people’s networked sexual cultures and uses of social media. Her books include: Post-Feminist Education? (Routledge, 2013); Deleuze and Research Methodologies (EUP, 2013); Children, Sexuality and Sexualisation (Palgrave, 2015); and she is currently working on two new books Gender, Activism and #FeministGirl (Routledge) with Professor Emma Renold, and Digital Feminist Activism: Girls and Women Fight back against Rape Culture (Oxford University Press) with Dr Kaitlynn Mendes and Dr Jessalynn Keller).
Emma Renold is Professor in Childhood Studies at the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University. She is the author of ‘Girls, Boys and Junior Sexualities’ (2005), Children, Sexuality and Sexualisation’ (with Ringrose and Egan, 2015) and ‘Agenda: A Young People’s Guide to Making Positive Relationships Matter’ (2016). She is currently working on a book project, ‘Gender Activisms and #FeministGirl’ with Professor Jessica Ringrose (Routledge forthcoming 2018).
Inspired by new feminist materialist and queer posthumanist theory, her research investigates how gender and sexuality intra-act and come to matter in children and young people’s everyday lives across diverse sites, spaces and locales. Recent projects (see www.productivemargins.ac.uk) explore the affordances of co-productive, creative and affective methodologies to engage social and political change on young people’s experiences of gendered and sexual violence.
A&SM3 Final Call for Papers and Art Works: https://www.uel.ac.uk/Events/2017/05/Affect-and-Social-Media-3
Announcing the final call for academic presentations and artworks for #Affect and Social Media 3.0. A one day conference and sensorium art show at UEL on Thursday 25th May 2017 at the University of East London’s Dockland Campus.
Confirmed keynote speaker: Prof Jessica Ringrose (UCL)
We are also pleased to announce that registration for this event is now open.
Both the call and link to registration are here: https://www.uel.ac.uk/Events/2017/05/Affect-and-Social-Media-3
Please note that everyone attending must register in advance. Thanks!
£3 for external students
£5 for external workers
Free for UEL staff and students
Free for nonhumans, posthumans etc.
Best wishes to all,