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Conferences and workshops

Affect and Social Media Symposium

UEL students

Following on from the success of last year’s Affect and Social Media Symposium at UEL, the emotionUX lab in the School of Arts and Digital Industries (in collaboration with Cass School of Education and Communities) invite you to register for a second symposium continuing to explore the relation between social media, affect, feelings and emotions.

Due to a wonderful response to the call for presentations this year’s event will be much bigger. It takes place at UEL’s Docklands campus (registration starts at 9am in room WB.G.02) on Wednesday 23rd March. The programme runs throughout the day and culminates at 6-8pm with an art Sensorium - washed down with drinks and nibbles.

This year the A&SM symposium brings together an international cast of speakers from across disciplinary boundaries. The programme (to be confirmed in full in early February) includes cross-disciplinary panel sessions grasping affect and social media through the lenses of digital emotion, individuation, experience, emoticons, new materialisms, selfies, relfies, biofeedback, feminist activism, media panic, anxiety, therapy, learning, and affective circuits, geographies, new connectivities and contagions.

The event will also feature a collaborative art ‘experience’ - Sensorium featuring the work of John Wild, Marie Brenneis, Mikey B Georgeson, Sally Labern and Dean Todd.

Please note that due to limited space all attendees will need to confirm their place at the symposium by initially registering online (see link below) before signing in on the day. We recommend early registration to guarantee a place at this popular event.

External (waged): £5
External (unwaged, student): £3
Presenters, UEL staff, students, alumni and nonhumans: Free

Make sure you register your attendance here.

For the full programme click here or to read the speakers bios and abstracts click here.

For a list of our recommended hotels click here.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016
9:00-20:00

West Building, G.02  Docklands Campus.

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