Cultures Online (with Lauren Michele Jackson & Richard Jean So)
Two influential scholars of digital culture, Lauren Michele Jackson and Richard Jean So, explore the significance of internet-native forms like memes, viral videos, and fan-fiction websites as cultural artifacts. They consider what happens when people are given a place where anyone can say (almost) anything at any time. Jackson and So think critically about the assumption that the internet is making culture more democratic—in other words, easier to produce and to access—given that age-old practices like cultural appropriation continue to thrive online.
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Galvin, Annie, Lauren Michele Jackson, and Richard Jean So. "Cultures Online." Public Books 101: The Internet, Podcast audio, August 10, 2020. http://www.publicbooks.org/podcast/#cultures