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GME Frenzy Hints At the New Stage of Memecultures

By Seong-Young Her on 02 February 2021

A central theme of post-2015 memecultures was the gamification of memes. This gave rise to Facebook memepages as well as a "meme president". Post-2020 memecultures now struggle with the challenge of the cope, which is an inevitable consequence of creating new games with a loss condition.

A Tale of Two Healthcare Narratives

By Seong-Young Her on 16 March 2020

Some conservatives claim that the free market saved Korea from COVID-19. I argue that it was Korea's Confucian democracy and technological environment that helped them contain the pandemic, not the lack of supply side regulation.

Jjalbang (짤방), the Korean Meme

By Jeremy Cahill, Seong-Young Her on 07 January 2020

Fundamental Concepts In International Meme Studies: Jjalbang, the Korean Meme

2010's Decade Review, Part 1: The Origin of 2010's Memecultures

By Jeremy Cahill, Seong-Young Her on 04 January 2020

The importance of the 2010's to meme history was not in its novelty but its scale. During the 2010's, the world reached a cultural boiling point as the underground spilled out irreversibly into the mainstream and destroyed the boundaries between the two.

Canning The Uncanny Valley In 5 Easy™ Steps

By Jeremy Cahill on 31 October 2019

Our goal with this build is simple: Slutty Uncanny Valley Cosplay. We want a costume that captures the uncanny both conceptually and materially. It’s Canning The Uncanny Valley In 5 Easy™ Steps.

Memes as Public Philosophy at PPN

By Jeremy Cahill, Seong-Young Her on 29 October 2019

Admins of Trolley Problem Memes recently participated in a Memes as Public Philosophy workshop at the Public Philosophy Network conference.

All Memes Are From the Future

By Seong-Young Her on 12 October 2019

All memes are from the future: the literate memer anticipates that the meme will spread and change in meaning depending on where it gets reposted.

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

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