Essay on “Rude Awakening: Memes as Dialectical Images”

In a second piece with Geert Lovink, Marc Tuters of OILab discusses the use of memes in conversation with Walter Benjamin’s theory of dialectical images. In doing so, it attempts to develop how memes can be understood as a continuation of Benjamin’s mention of ‘genuine images in language’, with the objective “to contemplate this seemingly regressive art [of meme-creation] in relation to a liberatory theory of image in Benjamin’s spirit”.

Read “Rude Awakening: Memes as Dialectical Images” here.

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