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[ecrea] Affective Fabrics of Digital Cultures: early bird registration ends tomorrow (15 April)

Wed Apr 14 21:01:56 GMT 2010

>Affective fabrics of digital cultures: feelings, technologies, politics.
>3-4 June 2010, University Place, The University of Manchester
>For further information and to register, please 
>visit the conference 
>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 ccommunication, CCTVs, computer games  
>and affective politics. BBringing 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 
>For further information, please 
>contact  Caitriona Devery at caitriona.devery [@]
>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

Nico Carpentier (Phd)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Free University of Brussels
Centre for Studies on Media and Culture (CeMeSO)
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