Museum Contemplates How Cats Conquered Cyberspace


    There’s no denying it: felines rule cyberspace. With viral sensations such as Caturday, lolcats, and Lil Bub, these purring pets are serious click bait.

    On Friday, the Museum of the Moving Image will open an exhibition, How Cats Took Over the Internet, that takes a look at why web surfers are so transfixed by these finicky fur balls. To be on display in the amphitheater gallery through January 31, 2016, the expo will feature videos, GIFs, and images demonstrating these creatures’ undeniable cuteness. Plus, a multimedia timeline will demonstrate significant cat moments online, and interactive stations will allow visitors to share their own photos, GIFs, and videos.

    More information and another adorable photo are on the jump page.


    Plus, screenings from the Internet Cat Video Festival will show on a constant loop, and there will be live events and a world map of international animal memes. The Cat-vant Garde Film Show will screen on October 10. Other programs will be announced as they are confirmed.

    Details: How Cats Took Over the Internet, Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Kaufman Arts District, August 7, 2015, through January 31, 2016, $12/$9 for persons over 65 and students with ID/$6 for children ages 3–12.

    Photo by The Infinite Cat Project

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