Due to a change in schedule, we are postponing this program until a later date. Stay tuned!
Cultural critic Samantha Culp joins
technologist and author An Xiao Mina to discuss her new book, “Memes to
Movements.” The book presents a global exploration of internet memes as agents
of pop culture, politics, protest and propaganda, both on- and offline, and how
they will save or destroy us all. At a time when sociopolitical movements are
growing more complex and open-ended — and when governments are learning to
wield the internet as effectively as protestors — Mina brings a fresh, innovative
take to the media discourse.
A book signing immediately follows the program.
Copies of “Memes to Movements” will be available for purchase at the museum
An Xiao Mina is an American technologist, researcher and artist.
Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the U.S. and around
the world and her writing has appeared in The
Atlantic, Quartz, The Economist, New York Magazine, Refinery29
and Hyperallergic. A research
affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard
University and product director at the technology company Meedan, her home is
wherever the Wi-Fi is.
Culp is a writer, producer and strategist
based in Los Angeles after many years in greater China. Her work examines the
changing flows of global culture, creative economies and new narrative forms. Her
writing has appeared in publications such as Artforum, The Atlantic
and T: The New York Times Style Magazine.
She is a co-founder of CultureTM, a platform exploring brands as cultural
patrons and is currently producing a documentary series for Netflix about