What is a meme, technically speaking? Studying the implications of meme collections for academic research
SPS Seminar / Just published
8 June 2023, h. 14.30-16.30
SPS SEMINAR ROOM (room 215, II floor, Passione side)
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Department of Social and Political Sciences
Via Conservatorio, 7 - Milan
Starting from Rogers, R., & Giorgi, G. (2023).
What is a meme, technically speaking? Information, Communication & Society, 1-19
Richard Rogers University of Amsterdam
Chair: Giulia Giorgi University of Milan
Discussants: Alessandro Caliandro University of Pavia
David Nieborg University of Toronto and Visiting Professor at the University of Amsterdam
The popularity of Internet memes in contemporary digital society is widely acknowledged. Begun as a niche phenomenon, memes have long found a home in mainstream digital media. At the same time, they have attracted the interest of academic research for their ability to spread ideas and influence public opinion. This seminar illustrates how memes are uniquely shaped by different digital environments and discusses, through practical examples, the implications for social and political research.