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Feb 9, 2023
Digital Folklore
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Today, we’re listening to the first episode of Digital Folklore, The Internet Is the New Woods

The Internet is The New Woods (Monsters, Ostension, & Moral Panics) This episode introduces us to two "monsters" who were birthed on the internet, but couldn't be contained there. Their names are Slenderman and Momo, and they are great examples of a few key folkloric concepts. So join us as we take a look at Slenderman and Momo and learn about ostension, monster theory, moral panics, and the defining traits that make something folklore as opposed to just a simple online expression of creativity. Guests: Dr. Vivian Asimos, author of Digital Monsters and Digital Mythology and the Internet's Monster: The Slender Man Ben Brock Johnson, Amory Sivertson, and Quincy Walters from WBUR's podcast, Endless Thread Chelsey Weber-Smith, host of American Hysteria Kathleen Hale, author of Slenderman: Online Obsession, Mental Illness, and the Violent Crime of Two Midwestern Girls And featuring the voice talents of: Jordan Reed as Georgeriegegege Colin Parker as Victor Surge Ty from Side Character Quest


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