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Meta-Ironic Shitposters Are Genestealers

By Jeremy Cahill, Seong-Young Her on 01 March 2019

Meta-ironic shitposters are basically genestealers.

The Journal of the Philosophy of Games

By Jeremy Cahill, Seong-Young Her on 01 March 2019

The journal discusses the "general nature of games and gameplay and about their interrelation with technology, art, communication and social interaction... in contemporary culture and society".

One VICEpostbot vs. The Entire Takedown Army

By Jeremy Cahill on 01 March 2019

Here we provide a backlog of VICEpostbot's content since around the time of its first relaunch, along with some tips for bot admins to manage takedown risk.

GANs and Art Forgery

By Jeremy Cahill, Seong-Young Her on 24 February 2019

Throughout the history of art, forgery was used as a technology for making art accessible for the masses, as a tool for education in apprenticeship, as an object of fraud and was itself a subject of fakery. The experience of forgery as such precedes and succeeds the experience of the work itself, shaping the expectancy of the audience as well as informing their response. The context of an aesthetic community adapts to the community as the community adapts to it.

The New Year's Memes

By Seong-Young Her on 03 January 2019

Memes are made by shitposters that live in the meatspace, which makes them affected by human schedules. It's a trivial point, but the schema of memes as semi-independent entities that float around on the sea of the Internet is too popular for this point not to be insightful.

Interactive Map of the History of Philosophy

By Jeremy Cahill, Seong-Young Her on 12 October 2018

'The History of Philosophy summarized & visualized' by Deniz Cem Önduygu, Hüseyin Kuşçu and Eser Aygün is the best interactive map of its kind I've seen. It doesn't just link names or sprawl into an unusable ball of connections. Instead, it lists representative arguments made by each of the philosophers and links them by their relationship with other arguments.

Memes, Jokes & Visual Puns

By Masha Zharova on 27 March 2018

A basic framework for understanding the interplay between visual structure, conceptual organization, visual perception and meaning-making in collage memes that don't contain any text.

Introducing 'Squirrel and Hedgehog'

By Jeremy Cahill, Seong-Young Her on 05 March 2018

For this week's event, we watched a few episodes from North Korea's first animated series, 'Squirrel and Hedgehog'. It's hugely popular in North Korea; 'Squirrel and Hedgehog' originally ran from 1977 to 2005, but resumed production in 2006 due to popular demand. It is currently on hiatus while the studio works on another series called 'The Boy General', a historical series about the kingdom of Gogureyo, one of the Three Kingdoms of ancient Korea.