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The MemeFactory book will expand on the ideas we’ve developed in our shows and celebrate the media which makes the web awesome.
The MemeFactory book will expand on the ideas we’ve developed in our shows and celebrate the media which makes the web awesome.
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    1. Mike Rugnetta Creator on

      This isn't REALLY book related, and is really short notice so I've decided to comment instead of update, but if any of our San Francisco backers / friends happen to see this:

      Patrick and I are speaking tomorrow morning at 10:30a at the Web2.0 Expo with Kenyatta Cheese, Jamie Wilkinson and Elspeth Rountree about the challenges of documenting Internet Culture. If you're in the area, you should come by! And if you're already attending, come find us after the keynote and say hey! <3

    2. Stephen Bruckert on

      @Skippy Hey! Sorry we didn't get back to you sooner.

      I think your comments were interesting... but I don't think it's ironic at all! There's nothing ironic about having a live show about the internet... we think it's a great format for the particular thing we do and we love getting a bunch of people in a room together to share a one-time thing. It's a great antidote to the often-isolating forever-archived nature of the internet...

      As for the book itself, it's a natural fit for us. We've stumbled upon a lot of really interesting ideas and themes in all this culture we've been documenting and explaining, and we believe the successful and complete communication of these ideas requires sustained attention and focus that just isn't fun in a live setting and, for now, incompatible with the way most people use the internet.

      Mike, Patrick, and I are all heavy readers and LOVE LIBRARIES. References to "dead-tree" media are tongue-in-cheek with us. We're huge boosters of internet culture, but not necessarily in opposition to other mediums. We can love the internet and still love paintings, sculpture, music, and literature.

      Thanks for commenting!

    3. Mike Rugnetta Creator on

      @Matthew Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed the show. If you're in NYC, we're doing another (muuuuch larger!) one April 22nd at NYU. We'll be updating all our backers about it once we get closer.

    4. Matthew Hurst on

      I really enjoyed your performance at #KittenCamp in NYC, and was inspired to support this project! Looking forward to reading the entire internet, once it's in convenient book form.

    5. Pop 'stache on

      Love supporting the publishing of a physical book. Check out our photojournalism project for SXSW where we'll be creating a lengthy photobook of the festival:

    6. Skippy Fox Dudley on

      I like you guys, I do. As a librarian, who has had to endure 10 years of non-stop chatter from so-called informational professionals from the tech sector, I find it deeply - ironic? That you're using the internet to raise money for your print book about the internet. Could you maybe slip something into your lectures and slide shows about a little respect for my professional and the world of print publishing, maybe? K tx by!

    7. Stephen Bruckert on

      Nice to have you on the team! Every time we say "famo" we put up a picture of you.

    8. Jamie Wilkinson on

      Proud to be a backer. You guys rock, keep up the amazing memework