Discover a meme (1): Pepe the Frog

By Jessica Pereira  Creation  Pepe the Frog is an anthropomorphic frog that became a viral internet meme. It was created by Matt Furie in 2005 in a comic named Boy’s Club. Pepe the Frog is one of the teenage monster characters among others named Brett, Andy and Landwolf in said comic. However, this character became famous in 2008 on … Continued

Socio-political protests and memes

During the 4th RESAW conference (17-18 June 2021) organised by C2DH, Tuğçe Oklay (Université Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint Denis) was part on the roundtable related to virality and memes with Pierre-Carl Langlais (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III), Frédéric Clavert (University of Luxembourg), Ditte Laursen (The Royal Danish Library), Surbhi Tandon (Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University), Durgesh Tripathi (GGS Indraprastha University). Her presentation … Continued

Memetic cultures and museums

Arran John Rees, “Collecting Online Memetic Cultures: how tho“, Museum & Society, vol. 19, n°2, 2021, pp. 199-219. Abstract: Using insights gained from reflexive dyadic interviews undertaken as part of ongoing action research, this article positions memes as new and emerging objects of digital cultural heritage and begins to work through the implications of collecting … Continued

The 4th RESAW Conference dive deep into Mainstream vs. Marginal Content in Web History and Web Archives

The Luxembourg Center for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) at the University of Luxembourg organised the 4th RESAW Conference online. With the support of the FNR (Luxembourg National Research Fund; RESCOM/2020/15002969) the conference took place on June 17-18 , 2021. The main topic was related to “Mainstream vs. Marginal Content in Web History and Web Archives”. The Conference … Continued

Affect and emotion

Jessica Myrick, “Emotion regulation, procrastination, and watching cat videos online: Who watches Internet cats, why, and to what effect?”, Computers in Human Behavior, 2015, vol. 52, pp.168-176. Abstract: Anecdotes abound about the frequent use of the Internet to view cat-related media. Yet, research has yet to seriously address this popular culture phenomenon rooted largely in social … Continued

Internet Memes

Christian Bauckhage, “Insights into Internet memes”. In N. Nicolov & J. G. Shanahan (Eds.), Proceedings of the Fifth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, 2011, pp. 42–49. Menlo Park: The AAAI Press.  Abstract: Internet memes are phenomena that rapidly gain popularity or notoriety on the Internet. Often, modifications or spoofs add to the profile … Continued

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© Université du Luxembourg 2021. All rights reserved