How Cats Took Over the Internet

museum of the Moving Image

Who hasn't spent way too many minutes on the Internet watching cute/funny/stupid cat videos? It's a safe bet that basically everyone these days knows about LOLcats and the almost religious cult around these felines.

Some people are actually saying the Internet has revealed that cats are the true gods. Late last year, there were more than two million cat videos on YouTube, which together had amassed more than 25 billion page views. Therefore, the Museum of the Moving Image in NYC has decided to create an exhibition to explain “How Cats Took Over the Internet”. Visitors will get their fill of gifs, images, Grumpy Cat, CatCon, and a history of the cats that have laid claim to the web.

It’s a pleasant surprise for museum-goers, since this particular cultural institutions usually tends to be pretty late about curating new internet culture. As the museum’s website concedes, “That cats ‘rule the Internet’ is an undisputed truism.

 'How Cats Took Over the Internet' will run until January 31, 2016.

Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Avenue
Astoria, NY 11106