Internet memes have become the primary medium in constructing subcultural narratives online. They are cheap and easy to make and distribute, while also being infinitely variable and replicable. This affords them with an amorphous form that is challenging to grasp and define, so as a result most analyses of internet memes focus on their content and what this content communicates. This talk will therefore attempt to reconcile this tension by focusing on a common theme that appears in both the form and content of internet memes.
Idil Galip is a lecturer in New Media and Digital Culture at the University of Amsterdam, and the founder of Meme Studies Research Network.
Location: The Auditorium, KHiO (ground floor)
Date and time: October 25, 17:00-19:00
Free entrance, open to all.