“It’s hard to say Ian Spector officially invented the meme. But he was, at minimum, a key early influencer.”
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Online video in the pre-YouTube era tended to be low-res, anonymous, and utterly without provenance. You didn’t know who made the video, who was in the video, or where the damn thing came from. Well, thanks to this rollicking piece of forensics, now you do — at least for one seminal clip in which an […]
“Nothing made sense this year — unless you were on the internet.”
Patricia Lockwood travels through the internet in this piece, first delivered as a lecture at the British Museum in February 2019.