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Audiences & Cultural Experiences in the Digital Age

Start: May 07, 2015 10:00 AM
End: May 07, 2015 05:30 PM

Location: Room G31, Ground Floor, Foster Court, UCL

A Participatory Workshop to Explore Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Affect

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Presentations & Introductions


(with tea/coffee break)

Confirmed Speakers

Dr Theano Moussouri, Lecturer in Museum Studies, Institute of Archaeology, University College London (UCL)

Henrietta Simson, PhD Student, The Slade School of Fine Art, University College London (UCL)

Juan Rojas, PhD Student, Anthropology, University College London (UCL)

Dr Cadence Kinsey, British Academy Postdosctoral Fellow, Art History Department, University College London (UCL)

During the morning session, our invited speakers will set the scene around the topic of the workshop. The last part of this session (approx. 30-45min.) will be an opportunity for the participants to introduce themselves by briefly explaining their work, interest and views on affective experiences and, if relevant, any methods used to explore/ create / evaluate these experiences through their research.

The introductions are intending to prepare the group for the activities of the afternoon session. The goal of the participatory workshop, which will take place during the afternoon, is to explore the issue of affect from a multi-disciplinary perspective. For that purpose, the participants will be put into pre-selected groups according to their research/interests.

12.45pm-13.30pm - Lunch

Participatory Workshop


(with tea/coffee break)

The areas we aim to cover through the workshop are:

  • information behaviour and online users
  • design process and production
  • cultural participation
  • experience within interactive environments on site and online,
  • methodologies and theories related to each theme.

We are aware that areas will overlap, but these themes aim to act as foci. We call the workshop ‘participatory’ since we would like participants to bring along their own topics and research interests. The group sessions are supposed to offer participants the opportunity to explore these research topics from multi-disciplinary perspectives by involving fellow group members in a constructive dialogue. Participants are invited to bring examples from their own work for the group discussion.

The ultimate purpose of the workshop will be to create a network of researchers who are interested in the topic and to provide a platform for constructive exchange. Furthermore, we intend to develop a report based on empirical issues in researching affective experiences as they emerge during the workshop.

Important Notes:

Please note that attendance for the whole day is required.For the purposes of the workshop, please submit, when registering, a short paragraph (max. 150 words) that illustrates your research interests and how they are related to this event.

This paragraph is necessary in order to be able to structure the day and to ensure discussions take place with relevance to participants. You are welcome to bring your own data to the event in order to pinpoint difficulties/ challenges or phenomena in researching affective experiences. Data will be treated with confidentiality.

Lunch and coffee/tea will be provided.



Christina Kamposiori, PhD Candidate, Centre for Digital Humanities, Department of Information Studies, UCL. Contact:

Vasileios Routsis, Research Associate & PhD Candidate, Department of Information Studies, UCL. Contact:

Kalliopi Kontiza, PhD Candidate, Department of Information Studies, UCL. Contact:

External Collaborators

Irida Ntalla, PhD Candidate, Department of Creative Industries and Enterprise, School of Arts and Social Sciences, City University London. Contact:

Marianne Markowski, PhD Candidate, School of Media and Performing Arts, Middlesex University. Contact:


Follow the discussion on Twitter: @AffectiveExperi

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