Hannah Barton: Thinking Through Memes
This lecture will argue that to understand what an internet meme is, we must: 1) place them in their due historic context, and 2) distinguish between the creative practices that produce memes - which I term the memetic practices - and the meme instance itself. In respect to this, internet memes are produced by particular and contemporary deployments of memetic practices, which call on a specific constellation of cultural and technological factors.
The lecture will also feature the works developed by Diffractions Collective, Slash Dash Backslash and BCAAsystem, who will thus introduce their current collaborative project devoted to the use of augmented reality (AR).
The lecture will be held in English.