Artifacts of Digital Culture

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Artifacts of Digital Culture

Description

This collection exhibits and analyzes artifacts of digital culture. Contributors reflect on the significance of these artifacts for understanding memes, virality, digital identity, and other aspects of digital culture. The contributors are students in English 349 (Spring 2021), a special topics course at the University of the South. This course exams cultural representations and scholarly research on artificial intelligence, algorithms, and digital identity.

Creator

English 349

Date

Spring 2021

Collection Items

Which Marvel Cinematic Character are You Quiz?
This is an online personality quiz that uses multiple choice questions to determine which Marvel Cinematic Universe character you are most similar to. After selecting answers to a series of questions ranging from serious to whimsical, the quiz will…

Representation of Youtuber Popularity
This popular internet meme depicts the Joker in a tracksuit representing an average person getting ready for work in the morning. The person is meant to resemble a clown because they are likely working a nine-to-five job while their preteen YouTuber…

Tracksuit Robert Pattinson Standing in the Kitchen Meme
This image displays the famous actor, Robert Pattinson, standing awkwardly in a kitchen and became a popular meme template. This meme originated from a movie Robert Pattinson was in called "Good Time." It went viral two and a half years later after…

Memesoon of The Memes of Destruction
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is a spinoff of the popular Metal Gear series. It focuses on a cyborg swordsman named Raiden, who finds himself taking on a terrorist organization bent on bringing about another world war. One of these terrorists is…

Axis of Rotation
This image is a meme created and posted by meme-maker @trevorallenunofficial. It is an example of a more avant-garde and surreal approach to meme humor that has been increasing in popularity and appeal over the past several years. The purpose or…

"SpongeGar" SpongeBob Meme Macro
In the pantheon of memes originating from the children's animated cartoon, "SpongeBob SquarePants," the "Caveman SpongeBob" meme macro (canonically known as "SpongeGar") is one of the more prominent, widely known, and oldest stock character macros…

Hamlet Memes
William Shakespeare’s presence in internet memes presents an interconnection between old and new forms of entertainment and comedy. The memes presented above have to do with his play, The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. Though none of these…

Distracted Boyfriend Meme
The “distracted boyfriend” meme was and still is a widely popular meme. It depicts a man and a woman walking down the street while the man has his head turned looking back at another woman and the girl he is walking with looking at him in annoyance.…

Donald Trump's Paper Towel Toss Meme
In the beginning of October 2017, the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump, visited Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria devastated the island. While addressing victims of the hurricane, Trump is photographed “shooting” a roll of paper…

Bernie Sanders meme
Following the presidential inauguration on 20 January 2021, several hundred iterations of a meme spread on social media. The meme features Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders looking put-out, or perhaps bored, during the inauguration. In other…
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