Researcher, Curator and Teacher at the Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design-Genève (HEAD) where he deals with questions regarding ethnography, the history of digital culture, and design research.

“We are currently in a period of transition in media history. Millions of people on the Internet produce, alter and distribute memes, digital content with stereotyped motifs. This “culture” provides a new frontier and a rich and complex area of study. For the first time, we can study with precision a phenomenon that is both global and local, popular and, in a way, elitist, one that is constructed, “mediated,” and structured by technology. Studying memes does not only enable us to understand what is and perhaps what might be digital culture, but also to invent a new approach that will enable us to grasp the complexity of the circulation of leitmotifs on a global scale.”

Nicolas Nova, Frederic Kaplan, La culture internet des mèmes, éditions PPUR, 2016

Projet de recherche, financement RCDAV 2017–2019
Haute école d’art et de design – Genève

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LA CULTURE INTERNET DES MÈMEs/ the internet culture of memeS

Frédéric Kaplan, Nicolas Nova, Presses Polytechniques et Universitaires Romandes (PPUR), 2016

What is a meme?

by philosopher Richard Dawkins, inventor of the term (EN) 
Appropriation of the Pepe the Frog meme by the American Alt-Right:

Pepe the frog
Nazi Pepe controversy