Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London
Tuesday 7 Nov
Part of the Are We All Addicts Now? exhibition at Furtherfield Gallery.
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This event celebrates the publication of Are We All Addicts Now? Digital Dependence edited by Vanessa Bartlett and Henrietta Bowden-Jones and will feature presentations from many of the book’s key contributors who include:
- Katriona Beales
- Henrietta Bowden-Jones
- Ruth Catlow
- Mark D. Griffiths with Daria J. Kuss & Halley M. Pontes
- Fiona MacDonald : Feral Practice
- Gerald Moore
- Emily Rosamond
- Tony D. Sampson
- Theodora Sutton
During the symposium, psychologists, philosophers and artists come together to discuss the emerging diagnosis of internet addiction. Taking into account our precarious economic and political climate, they will ask whether internet addiction should be understood as a form of illness, or simply a sensible adaptation to our current environment? As increasing numbers of people struggle to moderate their online behaviours, this event will also explore artists’ strategies for counteracting the seductive, addiction-making qualities of digital space.
Ticket price includes a drink *:
£7 full price | £4 concessions (UAL staff/student, external student unemployed, senior)
*ticket price covers a token for 1 alcoholic drink or 2 soft drinks, with a pay bar available for additional purchases.
The publication will be available to purchase on the night at the discounted price of £10 (cash only, RRP £14.95). The book, ‘Are We All Addicts Now?’ is also available from Liverpool University Press: liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/products/100809
Convened by curator Vanessa Bartlett
Presented in partnership with Central Saint Martins Art/Design and Science Research Group