[Air-L] Registration extended: Affective Fabrics of Digital Cultures: new registration deadline 26 May

Adi Kuntsman adi_kuntsman at yahoo.com
Thu May 20 06:17:35 PDT 2010

***There are still 
places left and registration has been extended to 26 May 

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

further information, details on plenary sessions, conference programme and 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 
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? 

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 26th May
register, please visit the conference website  http://www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/ricc/events/digital_affect/index.html
further information, please contact  Caitriona 
Devery at caitriona.devery [@] manchester.ac.uk 


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


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