Townes the cat is bored with today’s Internet offerings, and wants to go to the museum! Photo Credit: Jenna Clapp
By now, you may have heard that the Museum of The Moving Image is presenting the cutest, furriest exhibition of all time: How Cats Took Over The Internet, running from August 7, 2015–January 31, 2016. The five-month presentation will explore how our feline friends have taken the Internet by storm, chronicling the popularity of Caturday, LilBub, lolcats, and the general fervor generated by cat videos and celebrity cats. The exhibition will be located in the Museum’s amphitheater gallery, and will feature an assortment of Internet cat videos, GIFs, and images, and touch upon the cause of such adoration, exploring concepts like anthropomorphism and the aesthetics of cuteness, the framework of the Bored at Work Network, and the rise of user-generated content. Sounds like the most adorable way to spend a few hours!
Bella is studying hard for her MBA. Photo Credit: Rachel Maleady
Is your cat worthy of Internet fame? (Of course they are!) Before the exhibition kicks off, we’ll be putting together a community post of the coolest Astoria & LIC cats surfing the web, much like our adorable models here. Snap a photo of your feline Internet-ing and post to Instagram with the hashtag #WeHeartAstoriaCats, and we’ll pick our favorites to include in a post leading up to the event’s premiere. We want to see your cats watching YouTube videos, searching for apartments on Craigslist, browsing community happenings on We Heart Astoria, whatever! Just get them posted to Instagram by Monday, August 3rd to be included. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Cat is enjoying a healthy breakfast before spending a lazy day surfing the web. Photo Credit: Alex Graves
For more information about the exhibition, check out MoMI’s official press release here.
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