Brady from the PBS Idea Channel takes a deep look at memes. Why we have then, where they came from, and more importantly, why they die so fast.
Old meme is old. But why is this such a bad thing? Once the height of internetiness, the sight of a LOLCat now is unforgivable. Memes become passé crazy fast: after just months or even WEEKS of a new meme, we tire of the once hugely popular. Why does this happen, and happen so QUICKLY? Is it a reflection of the sheer volume of visual information we absorb from the internet? Or does it say something about this specific visual culture? Watch the episode and find out!
Is the internet over them? I hope not!