Location

Panel 30: Kearney 310

Start Date

27-10-2012 3:00 PM

End Date

27-10-2012 4:30 PM

Description

This paper presents my preliminary research on LOLcats and viral cat videos: their global popularity; their invocation and reconfiguration of key analytical categories in film, television, and new media aesthetics; the ways that their circulation does and does not engender community within a fragmented media landscape; and, their silly, furry goodness. I am primarily interested in the way that LOLcat memes and viral cat videos situate an aesthetic analysis of Internet objects within questions of spectacle, flow, and exhibition practice particularly as these questions raise issues for feminist media critique.

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Oct 27th, 3:00 PM Oct 27th, 4:30 PM

I Can Haz an Internet Aesthetic?!? LOLCats and the Digital Marketplace

Panel 30: Kearney 310

This paper presents my preliminary research on LOLcats and viral cat videos: their global popularity; their invocation and reconfiguration of key analytical categories in film, television, and new media aesthetics; the ways that their circulation does and does not engender community within a fragmented media landscape; and, their silly, furry goodness. I am primarily interested in the way that LOLcat memes and viral cat videos situate an aesthetic analysis of Internet objects within questions of spectacle, flow, and exhibition practice particularly as these questions raise issues for feminist media critique.