internet culture

Art

memes, meme makers, internet, internet culture, appropriated imagery

A Los Angeles gallery features the works of seven meme makers, patiently waiting to get their due as artists.
Cailey Rizzo
1.29.17
Art

An Artist Draws The Entire Internet With Crowd-Sourced Input

Over 200 people contributed suggestions to "Internetopia," including animals doing funny stuff.
Zach Sokol
9.5.16
Art

Weaving Sexts: Tapestry Artist Threads an Honest Portrait of Female Sexuality

The Creators Project talked to Erin M. Riley about how weaving erotic tapestries helped her learn to love her body.
Francesca Capossela
7.8.16
Stuff

Diving Deep Into the NSFW Side of LinkedIn

Ever since the "social network for professionals" changed the way its timeline works, people have started trying to go viral in the hope it'll get them a job.
Thomas Hobbs
5.10.16
Stuff

I Asked Strangers on the Internet to Insult Me for a Laugh

A subreddit where people upload photos of themselves and ask Redditors to "roast" them went viral yesterday, so I thought I'd give it a go.
Oobah Butler
4.28.16
Vice Blog

How Snapchat Desensitised Us to the Surreal

Excessive porn has desensitised us to graphic sex, and the 24-hour news cycles has numbed us to graphic trauma. But has internet culture, from face swaps to Pepe the Frog, made surrealism normal?
Angus Harrison
4.21.16
Culture

How to Make a Play About Technology as Human as Possible

'Darknet' opens this week at London's Southwark Playhouse. Playwright Rose Lewenstein and director Russell Bender discuss their creative process.
Amelia Dimoldenberg
4.11.16
Stuff

We Spoke to the People Who Run ClickHole – What Happened Next Will Shock You!

They said what?! Find out what the people behind ClickHole have to say.
Tom Usher
4.11.16
Stuff

We Spent the Day with Tuna the Dog to Understand the Cult of Insta-Famous Pets

Tuna has over a million followers, a book deal and a line of merchandise. Grumpy Cat has made her owner nearly £100 million. How do people end up monetising their pets, and what makes one dog more successful than another?
Amelia Dimoldenberg, Photos: Chris Bethell
2.24.16
tech

What It's Really Like to Be a Popular 'Weird Twitter' Personality

Is it strange going from tweeting jokes to 30 followers to suddenly having a captive audience of thousands?
Tom Usher
2.23.16
thump guide

Here's the Seven Worst Guys You’ll Meet Talking About Dance Music Online

An illustrated guide to your online rave community.
Gigen Mammoser
2.19.16
Stuff

Unwrapping the Friend Zone, a Very Millennial Mindset

Has the term "friend zone" become a way of blaming women when men don't get what they want?
Tom Usher
2.16.16