New media affects

Location
Arts Building, Lecture Theatre 3
Category
Arts and Law, Research
Dates
Wednesday 17th May 2017 (14:30-16:30)
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  • Centre for Contemporary Literature and Culture

New Media Affects: An afternoon symposium curated by Dr Zara Dinnen.

  • Logging In and Zoning Out: Netflix and the Ends of Sleep
    Dr Tina Kendall (Anglia Ruskin University) 
  • 'Viewers with a job to do': True Crime Documentaries and The Extraordinary Case of Making a Murderer
    Dr Tanya Horeck (Anglia Ruskin University)
  • Trigger Happy: ASMR Videos and Networked Spectatorship
    Dr Rob Gallagher (KCL) 

Symposium programme (PDF - 433KB)

We are excited to announce this afternoon symposium which will feature three talks on new media affect(s). In, “Logging In and Zoning Out: Netflix and the Ends of Sleep,” Dr Tina Kendall (Anglia Ruskin University) will explore the relationship between the hyper-activity often associated with the binge-watching of Netflix TV, and the more soporific spectatorship associated with ‘slower’ and ambient TV consumption. Dr Tanya Horeck (Anglia Ruskin University) will discuss the kind of attention capture solicited by true crime documentary in the digital age of “clicktivism” in “'Viewers with a job to do': True Crime Documentaries and The Extraordinary Case of Making a Murderer”.  And, in “Trigger Happy: ASMR Videos and Networked Spectatorship,” Dr Rob Gallagher (KCL) will be discussing how online communities exploring ‘autonomous sensory meridian response’ – a blissful tingling sensation held to alleviate anxiety, pain and insomnia – help us understand new media as affective triggers. All welcome.

Venue: Lecture Room 3, Arts Building