Olga Goriunova is a Senior Lecturer in the Media Arts Department, Royal Holloway, University of London. She is the author of 'Art Platforms and Cultural Production on the Internet' (Routledge, 2012) and the curator of 'Fun and Software' exhibition (Arnolfini - Baltan, 2010-2011).
The War and Peace of LOLcats
LOLcats here are the digital people’s fairy tales on the subject of animals, and, more precisely, cats, following a formulaic structure in their making. LOLcats, as natively digitally born aesthetic, acts exhibit features that are shaped in their succinct coherence by their processes of coming into being, by the ways in which LOLcats emerge and live on the networks.