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New Meetups: MemeFactory NYU 10/9 & Twitter and Iran - Queens Library - 10/10

From: Joly M.
Sent on: Thursday, October 1, 2009 5:35 PM
Announcing two new Meetups for Internet Society - NY Chapter (ISOC-NY) - both are free
and all are welcome!


Memefactory ? NYU ?[masked]

MemeFactory WHAT: Memefactory is a performance for anyone who uses the internet. Whether you are perplexed by pictures of cats with awful spelling or spend over 9000 hours a week surfing image boards, we promise you?ll either learn something or explode from overexposure to lulz.

Three gentlemen with three computers and three projectors take the audience on a fast-paced and whirlwind tour of every major internet meme, famous piece of internet media and more YouTube footage that we care to admit over the course of one and one half of one hour. Biologist Richard Dawkins defines as meme as a unit of cultural transmission ? in the general sense a meme can be any piece of information which travels between members of culture ? for us, however, memes involve funny pictures of cats and people doing silly dances.

WHEN: October 9 7:30-9:00.

WHERE: Warren Weaver Hall RM 109, (Free and Open to the Public)

WHO: What We Know So Far

WHY: Because it is not another academic lecture but lively performance filled with nothing but insight and humor for die-hard Internet memeologists and newbies alike. Take the plunge with the memefactory!

SPONSORED: Free Culture NYU, Council on Culture and Media, Center for Religion and Media, Evan Korth?s Computer and Society Class, Gabriella Coleman?s Hacker Culture and Politics Class.



What: Twitter and Iran - Queens Library -[masked]

When: October 10,[masked]:00 PM

Queens Central Library
89-11 Merrick Boulevard Jamaica, Queens
New York, NY 11432

In a post-OneWebDay event: Ali Emami will speak on the topic ?Twitter and the Iranian Election Controversy? at the Queens Public Library on Sat Oct 10 at 2pm.

What: ?Twitter and the Iranian Election Controversy?
When: Sat Oct[masked]
Where: Queens Public Library ? 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 (map

After the announcement of the re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, large protests began to form against the alleged fraud. During this time, Twitter became the main communication tool for the protesters. It then became the main source of news on this event for the world after all media were shut down in Iran. Come and learn how Twitter was used during this troubling time in Iran that caught the world?s eyes and heart.

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