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Visual Culture Online

Special | 8m 42s

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.

Aired: 08/17/11

Rating: NR

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