Memes are “a group of digital items sharing common characteristics of content, form; created with awareness of each other; circulated, imitated and transformed via the internet by many” (Phillips, 2016).
The spreading of digital content, such as images, videos, or links, in a short period of time through online media such as Social Networking Sites (SNSs) and electronic mail, shared by a large number of people.
Memes are an important phenomenon in contemporary society. Meme or not, there is a story to be told behind every remix of classical art. This paper dives into the world of stories that are hiding behind classical art memes.
"Can A Dog be Twins?" Is all it takes for the main character to blow up online, to travel the world attending conferences to talk about how the internet has changed, transformed, yes, revolutionised communication! Yet all WE get is memes
This paper dives into the analysis of the use and implications of Internet memes based on China's Social Credit Score System (SoCS) on the premise of constructing a common ground between Western and Eastern online communities.
Though memes often appear to be 'fun', memes can also have a dark side. In this video, Lucie Chateau explains what memes are, how memes are used to reproduce certain values and beliefs, and what can happen when memes are not properly understood.
The internet is obsessed with Jeffrey Dahmer - especially in the latest Netflix series about him. This paper analyses the content that trivializes Jeffrey Dahmer. How does participatory culture lead to blurred lines between truth and fiction?
R/place is a perfect example of relational participatory art. This paper explores why it can be classified as such, and how it decommodifies and re-democratizes the collaborative, online pixel board artform.