Essay on “They Say We Can’t Meme”

Marc Tuters of OILab co-authored a piece with Geert Lovink on In the light of  the discovery that memes can “express tensions that can’t be spoken in the political correct vocabulary of the mainstream media”, Tuters and Lovink provoke the reader to “consider memes in relation to the left’s enduring question of how to overcome the deadlock of the neoliberal post-political situation”, offering a text that “might be understood as a kind of sketch, like a still life with flowers; what is to be done… with memes?” The text then discusses an exposé on the use of memes by a former Clinton campaign-staffer, amongst others.

Read “They Say We Can’t Meme: Politics of Idea Compression” here.

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