AIE | 2018


The proliferation of digital and interactive technologies in most aspects of our daily lives produces an intensified distribution of affect. Existential conditions change through affective interface foldings of bodies, subjectivities and technologies. The conference Affects, Interfaces, Events investigates how affective interface events – on a micro- and macro-level – reinforce or challenge these changes. A major concern of the conference is to consider interface modulations on an affective, social, aesthetic, and political level.

We welcome contributions (papers, designs and other interventions) that consider the affective relations involved in interface events and creations. Themes may include but are not limited to:

  1. New perspectives on the relations between discourse, power relations, and the affective and signaletic material of networked data, media and audio-visual culture. 
  2. Considerations of online affective encounters.
  3. Considerations of how interfaces participate in affect modulation and how their changing configurations might alter conditions. 

Confirmed speakers

  • Brian Massumi
  • Susanna Paasonen
  • Andrew Murphie
  • Erin Manning

Please submit a proposal containing your full name, e-mail address, institutional and disciplinary affiliation, the title of your paper and an abstract of max. 300 words to Deadline for submission is 30 April 2018. We are aiming for paper presentations around 20 minutes. Suggestions for panels, practices and other activations are welcome. Responses will be sent out by the end of May 2018. 

Conference information

  • Conference date
    August 29th - 30th 2018

  • Deadline for submissions
    April 30th 2018

  • PhD seminar
    August 28th 2018
    Hosted by the PhD school of Arts, Aarhus University (read more)

  • Venue
    Skovgaardsgade 3-5
    Aarhus C, Denmark

  • Fee
    200,- € (incl. all materials, meals and conference dinner)