[Air-L] the case for critical commons

Jankowski nickjan at xs4all.nl
Wed Feb 3 04:59:55 PST 2010


I will be 'playing' and addressing one of the versions of the video 
meme during a graduate-level seminar later this semester in 
Ljubljana, Slovenia, and will share the reactions with you and Alex 
afterwards if of sufficient substance. I am also very appreciative 
Alex took the trouble to compile (many of) the contributions to the 
thread - thank you!

Nicholas W. Jankowski
Visiting Fellow
Virtual Knowledge Studio for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
Amsterdam, NL

nickjan at xs4all.nl
Transformation in Scholarly Practice
ICA pre-conference (2009): 
<http://www.icahdq.org/conferences/2009/future.asp>The Future is 
Prologue: New Media, New Histories?
co-editor: <http://newmediaandsociety.com/>New Media & Society

At 13:00 3-2-2010, Giorgos Cheliotis wrote:
>Thanks Alex, this looks interesting though I only just glanced at your essay
>right now. I used the mailing list discussion as an opportunity to talk to
>my students about memes in the context of remediation. Given that they're
>mostly Asian, they seemed to enjoy some of the Downfall videos I showed them
>with little or no concern about the context. They are not ignorant of the
>context, but will take to the parody much more easily than (some) Europeans.
>I'm curious how a similar student audience in Europe or the US might react
>and at what point memes would become unfunny.
>Giorgos Cheliotis
>Assistant Professor
>Communications and New Media
>Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
>National University of Singapore
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: air-l-bounces at listserv.aoir.org [mailto:air-l-
> > bounces at listserv.aoir.org] On Behalf Of Alex Leavitt
> > Sent: Wednesday, 3 February, 2010 10:11 AM
> > To: Ren Reynolds
> > Cc: aoir list
> > Subject: Re: [Air-L] the case for critical commons
> >
> > Wrote up an essay about this thread and the Hitler Meme phenomenon.
> > Goes
> > through the history of and reactions to the video, as well as the
> > implications of memetics outside of online subculture:
> >
> > *Memes as Mechanisms: How Digital Subculture Informs the Real World
> > *
> > http://www.convergenceculture.org/weblog/2010/02/memes_as_mechanisms_ho
> > w_digita.php
> > http://bit.ly/9aCdry
> >
> > Would love feedback if anyone has some.
> >

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