by Greg Mayer
From the BBC’s Technology [?] section, comes news of the Internet Cat Video Film Festival at Minneapolis’s Walker Art Center. The festival will be held August 30, 2012, from 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM. (An hour seems a bit brief, but most cat videos are really short.)
If you can’t go, you can participate by nominating a cat video for screening at the festival. I hope some nearby WEIT reader will be able to attend and send us a report. (If it were a squid film festival, I think we know someone in Minnesota who could be relied upon.)
The cat video is the 21st century’s signature artistic form, transcending barriers of language and culture to produce an enduring record of humanity’s attempt to inaugurate an era of truly global connectivity based on the immanent, universal, and yet wholly locally-contextualized presence of the feline in all of our lives. With that in mind, here’s 43 seconds of my cat rolling around on the floor.