LIBRARY Readers ALERT: A Semi-monthly Service for Students
1. “Staring Into the abyss: astronomers take the first picture of a black hole,”
Last month, after years of painstaking work, an international team of more than 200 astronomers was able to take the first snap of a Black Hole.
The Economist is available electronically at
2. “This is where internet memes come from,”
No sooner than the Black Hole was released, then “memes” spread out, some humorous, others more pointed or political. This article explains what memes are, and how people try to understand their development and spread.
MIT Technology Review is available electronically at https://lbdiscover.ust.hk/bib/991012509249203412
Memes in digital culture / Limor Shifman
What’s the history of memes, how are they different from “virals”, and how can we expect them to change and influence global culture? This book asks and answers some very interesting questions.
This website has been documenting memes since 2007.
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