[Air-L] Affective fabrics of digital cultures: feelings, technologies, politics [registration details coming soon]

Adi Kuntsman adi_kuntsman at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 25 02:54:13 PST 2010

Dear colleagues,

The CFP for this event is now closed. Programme and registration details will be available in March. Early registration is highly recommended. Watch this space!http://www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/ricc/events/digital_affect/index.html

June 2010, The University of Manchester 
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), Luciana Parisi
(Goldsmith, University of London)
Organiser: Adi Kuntsman (RICC, The University of Manchester)
two-day international conference brings into creative tension two fields that
are receiving growing scholarly attention: cultural studies of affect, public
feelings and the politics of emotion, on the one hand, and scholarship on
digital culture, new media and information-communication technologies, on the
other. The conference aims to create a space for intellectual dialogue between
the two fields by examining the relations between technologies, and in
particular, new digital technologies – the Internet, digital cinema and
photography, mobile communication, CCTVs, computer games – and affective
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 questions:  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?


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