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Visual Culture Online

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Environments like 4chan, Know Your Meme, Reddit, and Canv.as are hotbeds for the creation of collective imagery. Usually in response to a cultural, political, or emotional phenomenon, the communities on these sites can generate dozens or hundreds of variations on a single image or concept. Considered internet "memes", these image families are often very astute condensations of shared feelings.

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Are Emoticons the Future of Language?

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Are Emoticons the Future of Language?

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Is Code the Most Important Language in the World?

The people who create our technology are becoming more influential every day.

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How To Be Creative

Creativity has always been essential for our cultural growth.

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Frame By Frame: The Art of Stop Motion

The magic of stop-motion animation has enthralled audiences for over a century.

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