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Affect and Social Media Symposium #2 – cfp

Wednesday 23rd March 2016


University of East London, Docklands Campus, Room EB. G.06

Call for 15min Presentations/Position Papers

Following on from the success of last year’s Affect and Social Media research symposium, the emotionUX lab in the School of Arts and Digital Industries at UEL, and in collaboration this year with Cass School of Education and Communities at UEL, will be hosting a second event continuing to explore the relation between social media, affect, feelings and emotions.

Numerous studies from various fields have described interactions with social media in terms of emotional, affective and feely experiences. It is claimed that habitual access to Facebook can have a negative impact on mood and subjective well-being (Kross et al, 2013). Likewise, emotional states experienced on social media can be transferred to others through emotional contagion, ‘leading people to experience the same emotions without their awareness’ (Kramer, 2014). Similarly, positive emotions, like joy, are regarded as more likely to spread than negative ones (Berger and Milkman, 2010).

This year’s call for 15min presentations/position papers asks contributors to explore emotional, affective and feely experiences with social media. More specifically, we ask contributors to investigate how social media ‘work[s] in concert with bodies in the production of emotional and affective activity’ (Ellis and Tucker, 2015: 177).

We welcome proposals on a wide variety of themes that cross disciplinary boundaries. For example”¦

  • Addiction and social media
  • Affective contagion
  • Affect theory relating to social media
  • Care, emotions and social media
  • Methodologies relating to emotion, affect and social media
  • Consumption, emotions and affect on social media
  • Education, emotions and social media
  • Emotional and affective contagions
  • Emotional social media design (theory and practice)
  • Ethical considerations
  • Felt experiences on social media
  • Social gaming and emotions
  • HCI and emotion
  • Learning, emotion and social media
  • Marketing, emotion and social media
  • Networked emotions
  • Online emotional ethnographies
  • Pervasive computing and emotion
  • Emotions and privacy
  • Emotions and security
  • Sharing emotions
  • Emotions and trust
  • The politics of emotional user experiences

Please send a title, brief outline (100words) and institutional affiliation to and

Activities  Deadlines
Abstract Submission 15th December 2015
Acceptance notification 15th January 2016
Registration for presenters Details to follow
Registration for all participants Details to follow


Fees and registration

(Refreshments, after symposium drinks and nibbles and attendance certificate included in all registration types)

Type Fee
Presenters Free
UEL students/academics Free
External students £3
External academics/participants £5

Please keep an eye out for follow up emails regarding registration

Updates will also appear on the Virality blog and EmotionUX news page

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