[Air-L] Affective fabrics of digital cultures: registration is now open

Adi Kuntsman adi_kuntsman at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 26 04:14:59 PDT 2010

Affective fabrics of digital cultures: feelings, technologies, politics. 
3-4 June 2010, University Place, The University of Manchester 

To register, please visit the conference website http://www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/ricc/events/digital_affect/index.html 

Plenary speakers: 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) 

This 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 politics. 
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? 

Early Bird Registration Fee before 15th April: Waged: £60/ Unwaged: £35 
Full Conference Registration Fee after 15th April: Waged: £80/ Unwaged: £45 
Registration fee covers refreshments, lunch and wine reception. 

Final deadline for registration is 15th May 
To register, please visit the conference website http://www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/ricc/events/digital_affect/index.html 
For further information, please contact  Caitriona Devery at 
caitriona.devery [@] manchester.ac.uk 

Dr. Adi Kuntsman 
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow 
Research Institute for Cosmopolitan Cultures 
The University of Manchester 
Second Floor, Arthur Lewis Building, room 2.007 
Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK 


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