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Call for presentations and artworks


   Affect and Social Media#3






Including the Sensorium Art Show (the sequel)


Event Date: Thurs 25th May, 2017


Venue: University of East London, Docklands Campus

Confirmed keynote: Prof Jessica Ringrose (UCL)


Call for 15min presentations and artworks


The organizers of A&SM#3 welcome proposals for 15min presentations and artworks that interpret and explore the affective, feely and emotional encounters with social media grasped through the following themes:

  1. Experience
  2. Engagement
  3. Entanglement

Presentations and artworks can widely interpret each theme, but preference will be given to proposals that respond in two ways.


Firstly, the organizers are particularly interested in creative responses (academic and artistic) to recent social media events - the US election, for example. So proposals might address how the Trump win allows us to develop a fresh understanding of shared experiences, emotional engagements or new entanglements with social media.


Secondly, we ask presenters and artists to consider how their approach to affect and social media can be put to work in an education context. For example, how can the potential of affect theory reach out across teaching practices and develop novel understandings of the political nature and transformative possibilities of teaching.


The academic part of this call is open to experienced scholars, new researchers and postgrad students from across the disciplinary boundaries of affect studies and related areas of study interested in theorizing and working with emotion and feelings in a social media context. We welcome a good mixture of innovative conceptual and methodological approaches.


The Sensorium Art Exhibit will interweave the conference proceedings and bring it to a close with a special show, alongside free drinks and nibbles.


15min presentations and artwork proposals to:

DEADLINE: Tues 28th Feb 2017.


Please include 200 word max description and short bio including academic affiliation and relevant links to previous work and/or website profile.


Full registration details will be made available from 27th Jan via this page.


Check the Virality Blog for more details:

A&SM edited book announcement


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.

Thursday, 25 May 2017