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Welcome to another installment of Digital Folklore Unplugged.
Unplugged episodes are all about stripping away the fancy production elements so that we can give you access to raw (or slightly edited) interviews with folklore experts.
Today's guest is Dr. Lynne McNeill. Lynne McNeill’s name is nearly synonymous with the study of Digital Folklore. Her work and her voice has been instrumental in helping people understand that our online world is just an extension of our lives… and it’s not only a place where folklore can arise… but thrive at a speed and scale previously unimaginable.
This interview ran for over 2 hours in length, so we’re breaking it up into two parts. This is part one. In it, Lynne shares her thoughts on the intersection of AI and Folklore, conspiracy theories, the interesting paradox of studying folklore academically, and more…
Ok, let’s get unplugged…
- Lynne's TEDx Talk: Folklore doesn't meme what you think it memes
- And a great lecture by Lynne: CWG Brown Bag: Lynne McNeill
- Paranormal Caught on Camera's Lynne S. McNeill + Sociologist Margee Kerr Talk FEAR & Modern FOLKLORE
Relevant Books (Amazon Associate Links):
- Folklore Rules: A Fun, Quick, and Useful Introduction to the Field of Academic Folklore Studies, by Dr. Lynne S. McNeill
- Slender Man Is Coming: Creepypasta and Contemporary Legends on the Internet, edited by Dr. Trevor Blank & Dr. Lynne S. McNeill
- Legend Tripping: A Contemporary Legend Casebook (Contemporary Legend Casebook Series), edited by Lynne S. McNeill & Elizabeth Tucker
- The Choking Doberman: And Other Urban Legends, by Jan Harold Brunvand
- Encyclopedia of Urban Legends, by Jan Harold Brunvand
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