What follows is a promo for an interesting PBS miniseries, which I won't see unless they post the full thing online, due to not being to get PBS over the air where I live.
For decades now, people have joined together online to communicate and collaborate around interesting imagery. In recent years, the pace and intensity of this activity has reached a fever pitch. With countless communities engaging in a constant exchange, building on each others' work, and producing a prodigious flow of material, we may be experiencing the early stages of a new type of artistic and cultural collaboration. In this episode of Off Book, we'll speak with a number of Internet experts and artists who'll give us an introductory look into this intriguing new world.
Chris Menning, Viral Trends Researcher, Buzzfeed
MemeFactory, Internet Researchers
Olivia Gulin, Visual Reporter, Know Your Meme
Ryder Ripps, Artist and Co-Creator, Dump.fm
John Kelly, PH.D., Founder and Chief Scientist, Morningside Analytics
Reno Project: http://soundcloud.com/renoproject
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Produced by Kornhaber Brown: http://www.kornhaberbrown.com
Story Development with Chris Menning, Viral Trends Researcher, Buzzfeed
Source: PBS Arts (video description lifted from Youtube)
Hat Tip to Scott Beale on G+