We are excited to announce a 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 will subsequently be uploaded to YouTube.
When a Welsh taxidermist put a stuffed fox on eBay in 2012, she had no way of knowing she was launching a memetic sensation in Russia. Nor could she have possibly imagined that her fox would be identified as a threat to Russian public morals. Why did so many people see so many different things in the image of this slightly bizarre animal?
If you would like to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the zoom meeting information.