In this week we consider how Internet memes are constructed and they ways these elements communicate meaning. We draw our definition for what is and Internet Meme from Limor Shifman who states in Memes in Digital Culture:
Internet memes are (a) a group of digital items sharing common characteristics of content, form and stance, which (b) were created with awareness of each other and (c) are circulated , imitated and transformed by many Internet users. (p. 41)
In your blog you should blog related to the principals discussed in Chapters 3, 4 & 5. Using the in class reflection activities focus your discussion on three specific memes and how they seem to represent the common techniques and communication
- Specifically what are the common and dominant the visual and creative techniques used in the creation of the memes you are studying?
- How do the common characteristics of content and especially stance impact how your chosen memes communicate messages about religion?