Everyone is speaking in memes but nobody is using VR w/ Jamie Cohen
May 11, 2020
We talk to memetics expert Dr. Jamie Cohen about the importance of memes, why they are some big during Covid19, and why everyone should be fluent in memes. We also learn about Edge Lords, and debate why virtual reality is not having its moment in the sun.
Jamie Cohen is an expert in digital media, memes, and online culture. He holds a PhD in Cultural and Media Studies. Jamie founded a New Media degree in higher education, wrote a textbook on the subject and is the co-author of the first peer reviewed paper on "rare Pepes. Jamie's overall goal is to provide digital media literacies through transformative education, production, and experiential learning. Jamie is also the co-host and co-producer of the Digital Void Salon Series.
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