A timeline on viral cats

Cats are undoubtedly one of the most popular animals online. According to a CNN 2019 review, we now have access to over 6.5 billion pieces of cat media content. The interest in cats is not new to us. We may think of Ancient Egypt’s deep respect and veneration for the animal or even the Victorian … Continued

CfP: Book on Online Virality

The book Online Virality, edited by Valérie Schafer and Fred Pailler within the frame of the HIVI Project (https://hivi.uni.lu), aims to focus on the many ways we may think about online virality, historicise it and analyse the circulation, reception, evolution of viral born-digital content. Virality, information circulation and content sharing always intertwine a heterogeneous arrangement of material, … Continued

CfP – Les mèmes : approches sémiolinguistiques et discursives

Pise, octobre 2022 Les propositions de communication de 3000 signes, à l’exclusion de la bibliographie, sont attendues à l’adresse suivante : colloquepise.meme@gmail.com au plus tard le 30 juillet 2022, avec le nom, prénom et affiliation universitaire. La langue principale du colloque sera le français, mais des communications en anglais, espagnol et italien seront aussi bienvenues. L’inscription est gratuite.

Discover a Meme (3): The Disaster Girl

by Jessica Pereira Creation Zoë Roth is a name that some might be familiar with, but “Disaster Girl” is more likely to invoke a reaction. Yet they are one and the same. The meme “Disaster Girl” is a picture of a little girl smiling devilishly into the camera in front a burning house, as if … Continued

IMACTIS Research Seminar. Images Today : Archives, Identities, and Algorithms

Looking forward to presenting our research tomorrow 17 février 2022 — 17h Johanna Drucker (University of California, Los Angeles) Ethics and Semiotics of Visualizing Archives through Interfaces Valérie Schafer (University of Luxembourg) The Memes Challenges. Virality, Mediatic Dimensions and Heritagization

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© Université du Luxembourg 2021. All rights reserved

© Université du Luxembourg 2021. All rights reserved

© Université du Luxembourg 2021. All rights reserved