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From Outrage to Dicks Out to Dead Celebrity: The Evolution of the Great Ape Harambe

By Thomas Rososchansky on 14 October 2016

‘R.I.P. Harambe’ no longer means R.I.P. Harambe, but rather, ‘we remember a dead fictional being based off a real dead being inside of a living meme’.

An Internet Koan

By Seong-Young Her on 13 May 2016

I just found a really strange website where a guy claims Zen is a scam and that he's figured out how to solve any koan. He even provides a Free Zen Riddle and Koan Service through which you can email him a koan and receive an answer.

Newfriends and the Generation Gap

By S. Y. Her on 13 May 2016

I was walking home from a friend's place yesterday when I saw a few children chasing each other and play fighting. As I walked past, I heard one tell the other, 'get wrecked!' I wondered whether they learned it from video games they play (my guess was either LoL or DotA, but it could be one of those FPSs) or from older kids (or perhaps, most befittingly, even older kids online!) they know such as their older siblings.

Creeps, Tweeps, & the Limits of Social Media Freedom

By Anonymous on 15 April 2016

We are faced not with a conflict of political affinity, but instead a problem grounded in a disagreement over whether the design of platforms can substitute for social norms: does digital freedom find its limits at the codework constraints of social media sites, in their manmade spaces of programmed possibility, or can digital freedom only exist in the presence of a robust, just, and enforced set of social norms?

See the Problem?

By Mike M. on 08 April 2016

The problem is causality. And no: shouting at me won’t make it less true.

long boys never grow up

By Isaac van Bakel, Ulysses King on 23 March 2016

Where have all the Long Boys gone? (Plus an exclusive interview with Special Meme Fresh)

Death of a Meme?

By Thomas Rososchansky on 03 March 2016

If you have an Internet connection, then you must have noticed how Leonardo DiCaprio’s face and name have infected your computer like some celebratory virus. Everyone is talking about Leo.

The Post-Pepe Manifesto

By S. Y. Her on 29 January 2016

Plagiarism is necessary. Progress implies it.