PBS Idea Channel

PBS Idea Channel

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Are LOLCats and Internet Memes Art?

4y ago


We've all seen and shared a few LOLCats and Internet Memes in our time, but is it possible that these images and videos are actually a new form of art? It may seem strange, but Rage Guys, Advice Dogs, Trollfaces, and Philosoraptors are ways for people around the globe to express their thoughts, feelings, and emotions with others; the core principle of art. And we think some of history's greatest philosophers and artists might be inclined to agree! New Idea Channel episodes every other Wednesday!!! Let us know what sorts of crazy ideas you have, about this episode and otherwise: Tweet at us! @pbsideachannel (yes, the longest twitter username ever) Email us! pbsideachannel@gmail.com Hosted by Mike Rugnetta (@mikerugnetta) Made by Kornhaber Brown (http://www.kornhaberbrown.com) Watch our previous episode: "Is Miku Hatsune A More Authentic Pop Star Than Lana Del Rey?" http://youtu.be/r3c8STXjQ20 If you still want more awesome, watch our first episode: "Super Mario Brother is the World's Greatest Piece of Surrealist Art" http://youtu.be/a2bAN9pPeiE Listen to the full version of the tetris song here: http://soundcloud.com/bmoyle/tetris-theme