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Dr. Jessica Maddox Pockrass Lecture
"Beyond the Attention Economy: The Ambivalence of Pets, Memes, and TikTok"
Cute pet and animal images are staples of contemporary digital cultures, but the cultural tenets that inform their creation and circulation can often be wielded for more insidious means. The same social media that give us Grumpy Cat can also give us political hate symbols. By specifically interrogating the role of attention in relation to pet and animal social media, communication scholar Dr. Jessica Maddox will discuss the slippages between the cute and ugly of the contemporary internet.

Dec 1, 2022 05:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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