Cats on the Internet; the psychology of cute?

Eyeo2013 Ignite #12 – Kevin Slavin from Eyeo Festival on Vimeo.

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FOR THE LOL OF CATS: FELINES, PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE WEB, 12 Oct 2012-16 Jan 2013 The Photographers Gallery, London http://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/for-the-lol-of-cats

Cooper Cat © Michael Cross Courtesy of The Photographers’ Gallery, London

Battersby, M 2012, ‘That Friday feline: Lolcats given cultural recognition at last’ The Independent http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/features/that-friday-feline-lolcats-given-cultural-recognition-at-last-8209083.html

Cat Scan, 2008 © Schotb Courtesy of The Photographers’ Gallery, London
Walker Art Centre, Internet Cat Video film Festival http://www.walkerart.org/openfield/event/internet-cat-video-film-festival/

Bailey, H 2013, ‘Feline film festival makes stars out of cats’ | The Lookout – Fri, May 10, 2013 http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/feline-film-festival-makes-stars-cats-143826954.html

A screenshot of Henri le Chat Noir (via YouTube)
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/07/grumpy-cat-art-project_n_3233190.html

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Caption: Arnold Schoenberg, op. 11 – I – Cute Kittens’ (2009) by Cory Arcangel.

Cory Arcangel, the sublime joker of digital arts, originally trained as a classical musician. This foundation emerges in some of his recent works. My favorite is ‘Arnold Schoenberg, op. 11 – I – Cute Kittens’ (2009). Arcangel has recreated the composer’s work by splicing together samples of notes played by cats on keyboards off youtube.
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http://www.annieok.com/OtherProjects/Supercuuute

Supercuuute

Initially inspired by South Park’s “Quest for Ratings” episode, “Supercuuute” is a study in the pure joy and delight that baby animals, specifically puppies and kittens, elicit from the viewer. Graphically shot against a black backdrop, the individual portraits of each little baby mesmerize and transfix one with the innocence and preciousness of new life. One cannot help but feel happy in the presence of such adorable creatures. “Supercuuute” is geared toward environmental therapy, based upon the idea that smiling releases endorphins in the viewer’s body, providing a natural high.

Part of a series of unique shorts commissioned by Nokia to play across an impressive array of high definition in-store displays as well as enormous, high resolution LED cubes, dubbed the “Nokia Towers” at the newly opened London Heathrow Airport Terminal.

client: Nokia
concept: Annie Ok & Derek Lerner
director: GHAVA
assistant director: Annie Ok
sound design: Brian Emrich
casting: Judy Brown & Annie Ok
year: 2006

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