Image Macros, Memes, and Viral Content with Tumblr’s Amanda Brennan
What can memes and other viral phenomena tell us about current events, cultural trends, and the Internet as a historical storytelling platform? Amanda Brennan of Tumblr’s Content and Community team will discuss how beloved and instantly-recognizable memes like LOLCats relate to our online interactions and what they say about us as a society. Brennan is the former librarian-in-residence for Know Your Meme, organizing and cataloging the memes in their collection.
Free and open to the public.
This program is part of the NCSU Libraries Creativity and Technology Symposium (C.A.T.S.).