The lab provides a space for examining online culture through the lenses of the experimental humanities, film studies, cognitive science, and the visual arts. Through examining the underlying superstructure of memetic content - not just the content of the meme but its very form — the Lab engages with the online cultural landscape and produces original research and programming.
About the Meme Lab
As part of the Bard Meme Lab’s inquiries into digital culture, we are seeking inventive submissions to our new journal, CONTENT. We are looking for work that disassembles the form of the meme itself, examining not only specific instances but focusing on long term trends in how we consume and propagate ourselves online. What makes meme formats so durable (or not)? When does something become “cringe”? How have our habits of media intake changed? Research papers, interviews, essays, OC, and more unconventional forms are all accepted.
Please email any submissions or questions to email@example.com