Are LOLCats and Internet Memes Art? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios

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Are LOLCats and Internet Memes Art? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios

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    PBS Idea Channel

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    Apr 11, 2012

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We've all seen and shared a few LOLCats and Internet Memes in our time, but is it possible that these images and videos are actually a new form of art? It may seem strange, but Rage Guys, Advice Dogs, Trollfaces, and Philosoraptors are ways for people around the globe to express their thoughts, feelings, and emotions with others; the core principle of art. And we think some of history's greatest philosophers and artists might be inclined to agree!<div class="break"></div><div class="break"></div>New Idea Channel episodes every other Wednesday!!!<div class="break"></div><div class="break"></div>Let us know what sorts of crazy ideas you have, about this episode and otherwise:<div class="break"></div>Tweet at us! @pbsideachannel (yes, the longest twitter username ever)<div class="break"></div>Email us! pbsideachannel [at] gmail [dot] com<div class="break"></div><div class="break"></div>Hosted by Mike Rugnetta (@mikerugnetta)<div class="break"></div>Made by Kornhaber Brown (<a href="http://www.kornhaberbrown.com">http://www.kornhaberbrown.com</a>)<div class="break"></div><div class="break"></div>Music used:<div class="break"></div>"Fuayfsilfm", "Underground" - binaerpilot/Alexander Støver <a href="http://binaerpilot.no">http://binaerpilot.no</a><div class="break"></div><div class="break"></div>Watch our previous episode: "Is Miku Hatsune A More Authentic Pop Star Than Lana Del Rey?"<div class="break"></div><a href="http://youtu.be/r3c8STXjQ20">http://youtu.be/r3c8STXjQ20</a><div class="break"></div><div class="break"></div>If you still want more awesome, watch our first episode: "Super Mario Brother is the World's Greatest Piece of Surrealist Art" <div class="break"></div><a href="http://youtu.be/a2bAN9pPeiE">http://youtu.be/a2bAN9pPeiE</a><div class="break"></div><div class="break"></div>Listen to the full version of the tetris song here: <div class="break"></div><a href="http://soundcloud.com/bmoyle/tetris-theme">http://soundcloud.com/bmoyle/tetris-theme</a>

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