Friday, 25 January 2013

‘Tarde as Media Theorist’: an interview with Tony D. Sampson, by Jussi Parikka

Jussi Parikka (Photo by Jonathan Lang)
This discussion focuses on Sampson’s recently published monograph Virality: Contagion Theory in the Age of Networks, characterised by Brian Rotman as “offering a new theory of the viral as a sociological event.” In this conversation, Parikka and Sampson talk about Gabriel Tarde and assemblage theory, and why Tarde should be approached as a media theorist who is more interested in the somnambulistic notions of the social. Sampson’s interest in the non-cognitive – and non-cognitive capitalism – resonates with recent discussions of affect, but with a special focus on developments in HCI-design and research.


At the end of the interview, we’ve provided some links giving free access to relevant TCS material.


TCS and B & S are published by SAGE.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Roy Boyne on Peter Sloterdijk and Topology at Tate Modern

Photo: Peter Sloterdijk
To supplement the TCS Special Issue on Topologies of Culture, Roy Boyne comments on the talk Peter Sloterdijk gave at Tate Modern as part of their series on Topology

The event was chaired by Ralf Rogowski and took place on 16th June 2012.


TCS and B & S are published by SAGE.