[ ahr-tuh-fak-ting ]
/ ˈɑr təˌfæk tɪŋ /
Digital Technology. the introduction of a visible or audible anomaly during the processing or transmission of digital data: Proper encoding will eliminate artifacting and pixilation in the images.
the introduction of any feature that is not naturally present but is a product of an extrinsic agent, method, or the like: Grainy artifacting in the final print is the result of dirt on the negative that could not be removed.
The Original Memes (Before Memes)The word meme, coined in 1976 by the evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, goes way beyond social-media pixels. Meme captures the concept of “cultural transmission” of ideas in general, where customs and ideas spread from brain to brain. Which means memes have been around longer than Success Kid or Kermit sipping tea. Wildfire ideas have been around as long as humans have—in fact, discovering fire is …
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