ERKKI HUHTAMO DMA Lunchtime Faculty Lecture Series

Making Sense of Memes; Media Archaeological Perspectives on the Traffic of Images on the Internet

October 5, 2015, 12:15 pm   » 

Enormous quantities of images are uploaded, downloaded, transformed and transmitted on the Internet every day. How can we make sense of what is happening, and grasp the meanings of the images that come and go, appear and disappear? Some scholars have resorted to Big Data analysis, but it has its problems. Utilizing to the speaker’s pioneering work on media archaeology, this lecture proposes a topos archaeological approach. It will concentrate on ”image macro memes,” analysing them as strings of topoi that often found to extend far into the past beyond the internet era.

Erkki Huhtamo is Professor of Design Media Arts, and Film, Television, and Digital Media at UCLA. His most recent English-language book is Illusions in Motion: Media Archaeology of the Moving Panorama and Related Spectacles (The MIT Press, 2013).

The Broad Art Center, EDA Room 1250
12:15 Lecture
Free and open to the public

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Broad Art Center
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