NYC Museum Explores History & Prevalence of Cats on the Internet

NYC Museum Explores History & Prevalence of Cats on the Internet

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Tara Bellucci
Jul 20, 2015
(Image credit: Museum of the Moving Image/Facebook)

Cats rule the internet, this much we know. If you want to know more, however, check out the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens for their “How Cats Took Over the Internet” exhibit.

Opening August 7, the exhibit "tells the history of cats online, examining phenomena like Caturday, lolcats, cat videos, celebrity cats, and more to unearth why images and videos of the feline kind have transfixed a generation of web users. Touching on concepts like anthropomorphism, the aesthetics of cuteness, the Bored at Work Network, and the rise of user-generated content, this exhibit takes a critical look at a deceptively frivolous phenomenon," according to the museum's Facebook page.

It runs through January 31, 2016.

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