Tag: memes

Der Memes-Boom. Ein Gespräch mit Joanna Nowotny und Julian Reidy

Joanna Nowotny , November 13th, 2022

Memes sind in den sozialen Medien omnipräsent. Was oft wie ein harmloser Witz daherkommt, birgt jedoch politische Sprengkraft. ​​GdG im Gespräch mit Joanna Nowotny und Julian Reidy über…

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The Poetics of Internet Memes

Emma Louise Backe , August 3rd, 2020

By Kai Blevins I believe in low theory in popular places, in the small, the inconsequential, the antimonumental, the micro, the irrelevant; I believe in making a difference…

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Memes, Migrants, And The Epidemiological Imagination

Rebecca_Irons , May 19th, 2020

JOSH BABCOCK As COVID-19 escalated to officially pandemic proportions early this year, Coronavirus-prevention advice began circulating via Facebook and WhatsApp in Singapore. Mostly in English and…

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Marcel Danesi discusses his book on memes and pop culture

| , January 13th, 2020

https://brill.com/view/title/54309 Interview by Leila Mzali Leila Mzali: How did you initially become interested in the study of youth and pop culture? How did you realize that memes, while…

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Silicon Satire

Alexandra Frankel , February 28th, 2019

How memes articulate tech trouble and signal “all the things.” History repeats itself, “the first time as tragedy, the second as farce”—especially in Silicon Valley. In April 2018,…

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Notes on the 14th digital ethnography reading (Haynes 2016)

John Postill , October 18th, 2016

See other posts under Digital ethnography reading group Haynes, N. (2016). Social Media in Northern Chile. London: UCL Press. Summary of Chapter 3, “Virtual posting: the aesthetics of…


Emergent Brazilians comment the impeachment of the president

Juliano Andrade Spyer , September 2nd, 2016

This is one of the memes circulating among low income Brazilians in reference to the impeachment of President Dilma. The top comment says: “Gosh, is this true?” Below…

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Memes Brazilians are sharing about the Olympics

Juliano Andrade Spyer , August 16th, 2016

One of the stars of the Olympic games in Rio have been the crowd. It has attracted the attention of the foreign press (NYTimes, BBC), and particularly of…

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Normativity and social visibility

Jolynna Sinanan , October 14th, 2015

It has been exactly a year since finishing 15 months of fieldwork in Trinidad. Stories for this blog have moved further and further away from cool stuff that…

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Memes: The internet’s moral police

Daniel Miller , May 12th, 2015

On the face of it memes and religion would seem unlikely bedfellows, or even worthy of mention in the same discussion. Religions come to us from centuries of…

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