Digital Void Presents: The Meme in the Moment Festival 2023
Digital Void’s The Meme in the Moment Festival is an interactive festival featuring the internet’s most critical, funny, and engaging thinkers. We’re bringing together academics, comics, journalists, podcasters, and strategists, to explore meme mysteries, reveal the ways memes influence our lives, learn about how we can create a better digital future, and laugh about the ways we navigate the web and our world. This month, we’re featuring stories and trends that explore visions for a better internet. From AI and surveillance to platforms and streaming. Come travel through cyberspace into physical space to help us learn, laugh, and make sense of our rapidly changing world. Featuring: Kate Lindsay writes the internet culture newsletter Embedded. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Verge, GQ, Bustle, and Vulture. Dr. Jamie Cohen is the Head of Education at Digital Void, a digital culture expert, writer, speaker, educator, and producer. He founded a college degree in internet studies, wrote a textbook on the subject and is the co-author of the first peer reviewed paper on Pepe the Frog. CT Jones is a Culture Writer at Rolling Stone, where they cover the creator economy, internet trends, entertainment and health misinformation. Before joining Rolling Stone, CT was a freelance culture writer and breaking news reporter. Their work has appeared in MEL Magazine, CBS News, Vox, Vulture, and more. Kat Tenbarge is an award-winning tech and culture reporter for NBC News Digital. Kelsey Russell, the media literate hottie, is a content creator and full time graduate student at Teachers College, Columbia University. Kelsey Russell believes education should be entertaining and entertainment should be educational. This mantra comes to life on her TikTok page of almost 100K followers where she dynamically reads different forms of print media to her audience. By promoting an approach to new information from a state of curiosity and nostalgia, she hopes to make generations fall back in love with learning. Russell graduated from Boston University with a BA in sociology and is originally from Atlanta, Georgia. Rachel E. Greenspan is a writer and social media strategist in New York. Previously, she was a reporter and editor on Insider’s Digital Culture desk, where she focused on right-wing extremism and its spread on social platforms. Her coverage of the QAnon conspiracy theory won the inaugural Best Debunking of Fake News award from NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. Her writing has also been published in Time Magazine and MSNBC. Jenny Chang is an independent writer, brand strategist, and cultural theorist, known in the strategy community for her PowerPoint essays deconstructing pop culture phenomena and translating them into compelling, culturally fluent narratives. Her work aims to make both pop culture and academic analysis more accessible, and improve media literacy around internet culture. More speakers TBA! Show Details:6:30: Doors Open7:00 Show Starts8:15: Show ends, 15-minute socializing https://instagram.com/digitalvoid.media https://twitter.com/digivoidmedia https://tiktok.com/digivoidmedia https://caveat.nyc/events/digitalvoid.media
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