Lucie Chateau is a PhD candidate at Tilburg University whose work focuses on the possibility of affective critique online. Her projects analyse non-deliberative forms of communication such as memes and aesthetics. Her work has therefore looked at depression memes, anti-capitalist memes and climate change memes, but seeks to maintain a broader outlook on the ways in which subjectivity and affect have come to form assemblages online.
“Damn I Didn’t Know Y’all Was Sad? I Thought It Was Just Memes”: Irony, Memes and Risk in Internet Depression CultureArticlesDepression memes are a widespread phenomenon across all social media platforms. To get your hit of depression memes, you can go to any number of pages on Facebook, the subreddit “2me4meirl”, where the posts that are “too real” for more mainstream subreddits go, but nevertheless counting over one million subscribers or, on Instagram, and find innumerable accounts dedicated to “sad memes”, many...Read more