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Internet Memes from Politics to TikTok
Internet Memes from Politics to TikTok
Professor Eytan Adar
Memes are one of the most complex and unique cultural elements of internet use. From dancing on TikTok to political posts on Facebook, information packaged as memes shapes both culture and opinion. In this talk, I'll describe both the phenomena and research. Studies of memes have uncovered much about social systems on the internet. While often considered entertainment, I'll also cover the darker side of memes in advertising, politics, and cultural warfare.

Eytan Adar is an Associate Professor of Information and Computer Science at the University of Michigan. Prof. Adar works in human computer interaction. Using artificial intelligence and data mining approaches his group studies large scale internet phenomena and builds new tools for end-users. He worked for a number of years at HP labs and Xerox PARC (spinning out a personalized search company called Outride somewhere in there). His website is at http://www.cond.org
Lecture Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Lecture Date : 04/08/2021      
Program Year : 2020-21      
Term : Winter/Spring      
Fee : $10.00