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By Jeremy Cahill, Seong-Young Her on 15 April 2019

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The Memetic Bottleneck

By Jeremy Cahill, Seong-Young Her on 05 April 2019

Like a panel in a highly networked version of the Infinite Canvas, every meme is both a potential bottleneck and a possible choice. Since the sense that every meme has a preceding meme is essential to the appreciation of memes, the memetic bottleneck works in the inverse direction of the narrative bottleneck, generating potential pasts. To choose a meme to post is to choose which game to play with the audience. More significantly, it is to choose which save file to load up: it's scenario editing of history, conditioned on current mood.

We forced a bot to read Phil101 essays

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

You Won't Be(lie)ve What Came Out.

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.