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Shitposting the Spectacle is a podcast all about memes, whether it's "This is Fine" or Richard Dawkins’s definition that calls it a “unit of cultural transmission"—or, as we see it, both. Each episode, Rock and Colin analyze memes using different theories and concepts to deconstruct both the images themselves and their function in society.

Shitposting the Spectacle is a podcast all about memes, whether it's "This is Fine" or Richard Dawkins’s definition that calls it a “unit of cultural transmission"—or, as we see it, both. Each episode, Rock and Colin analyze memes using different theories and concepts to deconstruct both the images themselves and their function in society.
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Shitposting the Spectacle is a podcast all about memes, whether it's "This is Fine" or Richard Dawkins’s definition that calls it a “unit of cultural transmission"—or, as we see it, both. Each episode, Rock and Colin analyze memes using different theories and concepts to deconstruct both the images themselves and their function in society.

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STS001: Four Pillars of Meme Analysis

4/3/2019
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What are memes? How can we dissect the meaning and function of memes in society? These are the foundational questions Colin and Rock attempt to answer on this premiere episode of Shitposting the Spectacle. They introduce four lenses they will be using to deconstruct memes: memetics (Dawkins), genealogy (Foucault, Nietzsche), semiotics (Barthes), and the spectacle (Debord). Complete with a breakdown of the hallmark This is Fine meme, this episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in STS.

Duration:01:07:43