Medienkultur A-Z: Memes
For this edition of Medienkultur A-Z we are doing a deep-dive into the world of memes with meme-researcher Idil Galip who will be joined by Harley Aussoleil and Lorena Juan from queer art collective, COVEN BERLIN.
Internet memes increasingly help steer politics, culture, sociality and consumption today. They are cheap and easy to make, disseminate and monetise. As forms of civic expression, they hold symbolic and material power within global digital cultures and can quickly spread from online platforms into seemingly offline spheres. Idil Galip starts the session off with a talk in which she provides a brief overview of internet memes and show why we can consider them the building blocks of contemporary digital culture.
Idil’s talk is followed by a panel discussion between her, Harley Aussoleil and Lorena Juan of the queer art collective, COVEN BERLIN in which they delve deeper into the theme as well as answer and discuss audience questions.