OILab @ King’s College London: “Memes: The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism?”
On Friday 15 May 2020, Marc Tuters, Sal Hagen, Stijn Peeters, Emillie de Keulenaar, and Daniël de Zeeuw of OILab took part in a virtual conference conference hosted by King’s College London’s Centre for Digital Culture. Titled “Memes: The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism”, the conference features the following OILab talks: 10:47 – Introduction by […]
How conspiracy theories spread online – Marc Tuters in The Conversation
Marc Tuters published a blog post on The Conversation touching on the spread of online conspiracies, algorithms, and fringe subcultures. The text provides an overview of current literature as well as a range of his and OILab’s work. Read the article here.
[publication] On the Problem of Reactionary Nonsense at the Bottom of the Web
Marc Tuters published a text on Europe Now outlining activity on the “bottom of the Web” and providing an overview of OILab’s ongoing work
[publication] “(((They))) rule: Nebulous othering and memetic antagonism on 4chan”
New article in New Media & Society on political memes, Mouffe’s framework of antagonism, and the triple parentheses meme.
Marc Tuters’ talk at CARR: LARPing & Liberal Tears. Irony, Belief and Idiocy in the Deep Vernacular Web
Earlier in 2019, Marc Tuters gave a lecture at the conference “A Century of Radical Right Extremism: New Approaches”, hosted by the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right in partnership with Richmond, the American University in London. The talk touches on the concept of the Deep Vernacular Web and dynamics of subcultural antagonistic expressions […]
Emillie de Keulenaar, Kaspar Beelen, Ivan Kisjes and Marc Tuters on the “Intellectualisation” of Hate Speech on YouTube – DH 2019
Emillie, Kaspar Beelen, Ivan and Marc have presented research on the so-called “intellectualisation” of race-related language on YouTube comments and transcripts at the latest 2019 Digital Humanities conference. This research was based on research completed at the Digital Methods Winter School sprint in collaboration with Stephanie Tintel, Daniël Jurg, Laurie Le Bomin, Jonathan Hendrickx, Kristina […]
Sal Hagen in NOS Journaal & NPO Radio 1
Sal Hagen of OILab appeared in the Dutch national news on 5 August 2019 to briefly touch on the horrific shootings in the United States, in specific to discuss the imageboard 8chan. Listen to the NPO Radio 1 fragment here (click “18:00 – 18:30” and go to 9:28). Watch the NOS Journaal clip here from […]