volume 2, issue 2, P129-151 2007
DOI: 10.1177/1746847707078274
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Abstract: In this article, the author addresses the issue of flash animation and humour in computer-mediated communication.He traces Russian national graphic traditions of humour and publicity and provides historical insight into the aesthetics of flash animation. He also suggests a notion of the video anekdot, a form of flash animation that relies on the tradition of oral humorous performances that proliferated in the USSR as an attempt to overcome state censorship. With the abolishing of censorship, the anekdot conti…

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