We are excited to announce a new weekly series of 15-minute informal virtual Zoom lectures about memes and viral video on the Russian Internet, presented by our very own Eliot Borenstein. Each lecture will be followed by a moderated, on-line discussion, as well as just more general chat for anyone who feels like staying on-line. The lecture portion will subsequently be uploaded to YouTube.
For nearly a decade, Russia has supplied a treasure trove of viral content gathered by the dashboard cameras that have become ubiquitous throughout the country. These videos, which present a country full of madcap drunks prone to absurd antics and violent outbursts, are hugely popular. When the whole world is consuming such content, what does that mean for Russia’s role in the global imagination?
If you would like to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the zoom meeting information.