Being famous on YouTube might seem flashy, with some channels accruing millions of subscribers and views. But for the most part it’s just someone in their house, chatting intimately with a viewer as if they were old friends...or lovers. Enter Asagao Academy, a video game about dating YouTubers.
Using indie video game designer Phil Fish as an example, this video explains the cycle of fame and hate, and how it generates more and more fame. Why do we hate some famous people so much? Why does hate generate even more attention and fame? It's a fascinating process.
Charles Dodgson, the author and mathematician better known as Lewis Carroll, wrote about a young girl lost in surreal dreamscapes. But Dodgson had trouble navigating treacherous landscape of his own: literary fame.
Set in 1980s and 90s New York City, Party Monster (2003) tells the true story of Michael Alig (Macaulay Culkin), a small-town boy from Indiana who moved to New York and became arguably the most legendary club-kid party-promote of the era.
Do you know about Fame? No, not the movie or the TV show, but the Twitter lottery? Fame is a Twitter app that works a little bit like a Ponzi scheme, but more sustainable. We talked to yesterday's winner.
In the past few days you may have seen the stupendously awful video for the tremendously bad song "Friday" by a young lady named Rebecca Black. In case you haven't, it's embedded below. It's a good lesson about what days come after and before other days. So what the fresh hell is this? Where did it come from? Well,…
You see this guy? Andrei? You see his smug face? Wanna know why he's so smug, aside from being a "beer lover and brewer"? His Twitter username is A. Just A. He is one Twitter's 26 alphabetical superstars.
If you ever watched the Star Wars Kid and Homestar Runner, or gawked at the Tron Guy and web comic Xkcd, you're changing the future of celebrity. You're building a world where Paris Hilton and Tom Cruise will be replaced by captioned pictures of cats and clever comics about algebra. At least, that was the premise of…