ICA London: Happy Accidents – Facebook and the Value of Affects

I will be giving a paper in ICA London next week. I am in a fantastic Facebook-themed panel titled “The Social, Economic, and Affective Materialities of Facebook” together with Mark Coté, Carolin Gerlitz and Jennifer Pybus. Come check it out Wed 19 June, 1530-1645, Room 13, 14 & 15! Here is the abstract for our panel:

Facebook has both expanded and intensified social relations in an unprecedented manner while developing a new market paradigm for extracting value from the voluminous social data generated therein. Existing conceptual frames offer partial understanding. Convergence and/or Web 2.0 clarify the quotidian conflation of work and play, and new mediated cultural practices where consumption elides with production. Also, the Foucauldian concept of biopower offers a robust analysis of how the everyday life of the social body has become a focus of power and value. Yet key elements, such as social data, affective relations, and the specific materialities of the platform in which it transpires, demand a sustained theoretical focus and critique. Our panel will draw on its strong body of international research to offer four highly resonant but unique lines of critical inquiry into the conflation of social and economic relations in social networks.


16 thoughts on “ICA London: Happy Accidents – Facebook and the Value of Affects

  1. Hi Tero,
    Sounds great! Unfortunately, I won’t make it to the ICA main conference, but I will be attending the pre-conference “Conditions of Mediation: Phenomenological Approaches to Media, Technology and Communication” on Monday, June 17. Perhaps you’ll be there too? Great program here: http://wp.me/P2CysL-o And I put up an abstract for my own talk here: http://wp.me/p1xJM8-rU

  2. Oh my goodness! Incredible article dude! Thank
    you so much, However I am experiencing issues with your RSS.
    I don’t know the reason why I am unable to subscribe to it.
    Is there anyone else getting identical RSS problems? Anyone who knows the solution can you kindly
    respond? Thanx!!

  3. Terrific work! That is the kind of information that are supposed to be shared across the net.
    Disgrace on the search engines for now not positioning this submit higher!

    Come on over and discuss with my website . Thanks =)

  4. A motivating discussion is definitely worth comment. I think that you need to write more on this issue,
    it might not be a taboo subject but generally people don’t discuss these issues.

    To the next! Many thanks!!

  5. Natural whey protein products may have a different taste, as opposed to flavored types.
    A cat GPS tracker is designed to let you
    know where your cat is through the use of a small GPS receiver affixed to
    their collar. The special features provide you with an option to
    put in an SD flash card providing you with the freedom
    of installing an e – Library which you can use for your reference.
    These are books I always wanted to read,but never had the discipline to just read them.
    ” The parable of The Precious Present is a quiet one to muse upon and sit with, and finally to take into your heart.

  6. battle camp hack tool has a large position throughout
    United states Way of life. A lot of people is frequently observed doing pursuits related to battle camp hack tool.

    This is to some extent mainly because individuals of all age ranges could be engaged and also
    households usually are added collectively simply by this.
    Generally somebody which exhibits the dislike for battle camp hack might be thought to
    be a great outcast.

  7. I seriously love your blog.. Great colors & theme.
    Did you create this website yourself? Please reply back as
    I’m planning to create my own personal site and would like to
    learn where you got this from or exactly what
    the theme is called. Cheers!

  8. It’s the best time to make some plans for the future and it’s time to be happy.

    I have learn this post and if I may I wish to counsel you few fascinating issues
    or suggestions. Maybe you can write subsequent articles referring to this article.

    I desire to read even more issues approximately it!

  9. I do not know if it’s just me or if perhaps everybody else encountering issues with
    your blog. It appears as though some of the text
    in your posts are running off the screen. Can somebody else please comment and let me know if this is happening to them too?

    This may be a problem with my internet browser because I’ve had this happen before.

  10. Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of any widgets I could add to my blog
    that automatically tweet my newest twitter updates.

    I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for quite
    some time and was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like this.
    Please let me know if you run into anything.
    I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your
    new updates.

  11. Pingback: Beaming Brides – Some Guidance On Straightforward Maneuvers Of Toronto Criminal Lawyer

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s