Conference: Affective fabrics of digital cultures, June 2010
The very interesting looking conference Affective fabrics of digital cultures: feelings,technologies, politics is going to take place on 3-4 June 2010 at the University of Manchester. Plenary speakers are Una Chung (Sarah Lawrence College), Patricia Clough (Queens College, CUNY), Anne-Marie Fortier (Lancaster University), Melissa Gregg (The University of Sydney), Athina Karatzogianni (The University of Hull) and Luciana Parisi (Goldsmith, University of London). Organiser is – adored friend of mine – Adi Kuntsman (RICC, The University of Manchester). Details of the international 2-day conference are available here and below:
Bringing together contributions from the fields of sociology, media and cultural studies, arts, politics and science and technology studies, the conference will engage with the following Qs:
- How does affect work in on-line networks and digital assemblages? What are the affective regimes of on-line sociality?
- What kind of perceptions, sensations, affective movements and public feelings emerge in our highly mediated and digitalised environments?
- What is the cybertouch of war, violence, terror?
- What are the structures of feeling that operate in the digitalised everyday and computerised ordinary?
- How can we theorise psycho-political formations of nation, race, empire, population and generation in the age of digital reproduction, mediated visions and globalised communication technologies?
- How do digital cultures shape our political horizons of fear, anxiety, mourning, hate, hope?
Submission of abstracts for individual papers or round tables are invited, alternative presentation formats are welcome. Abstracts (300 words for individual papers, 500 words for round tables) are due by 1st Feb 2010, candidate notification by 15 Mar 2010. Selected papers will be considered for post-conference publication.