TITLE

Recombinant Comedy, Transmedial Mobility, and Viral Video

AUTHOR(S)
GURNEY, DAVID
PUB. DATE
September 2011
SOURCE
Velvet Light Trap: A Critical Journal of Film & Television;Fall2011, Issue 68, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Essay
ABSTRACT
An essay is presented in which the author examines how the use comedy in Internet videos can be used as a way to study participatory culture. Particular focus is given to viral videos, those that gain popularity when viewers pass them along to acquaintances, and the concept of recombinant comedy. It also discusses topics including new media and transmedial cycles and explores how comedic elements of satire, intertextuality, and timing play a role in Internet videos.
ACCESSION #
66469857

 

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