Art is what you make it. The question has often been raised on whether or not memes are art.
Memes have become a integral part of everyday life. There isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t share memes with family & friends or vice-versa.
With just a quick scroll through the internet, you’ll instantly find a meme that resonates with you. Memes, with or without context, bring people together through shared comedy. In some cases they’re also informational. It wouldn’t shock me if they start popping up in future textbooks.
Cassandra Luca of The Harvard Crimson states “Which is why, I would postulate, they’re art. It’s still difficult for many to think of such Internet-based phenomena as “art,” but, I ask — why not? They require quick thinking, wit, and creativity. They capture our anxieties, desires, sense of humor, and cultural moment.”
While memes do not measure up towards other art forms, at the end of the day, they still require thinking and creativity.
Furthermore, Vittorio Compagno of the Carl Kruse Arts Blog mentions “Memes have become so important to our common culture that an online “library” archives thousands of them, avoiding the inevitable loss that the speed at which they are made causes. When a form of communication becomes popular, you suddenly start seeing ads popping in using that same medium. That is the case with popular art in recent decades.”
The bottom line is— Art is constantly evolving & memes are here to stay!
Here are 2 memes I created that are related to CT101:
GIFs have become a part of my daily life. When I first started using Twitter (still gonna call it that), I went crazy with using GIFs either when tweeting or replying to mutuals. The way I see it is: When words fail, GIFs speak!
I had my doubts while skimming through the syllabus for CT101 but that all went away on the first day. But I was kinda sad when I found out that the class meets only once a week.
Blogging (more so vlogging) is something I’ve always wanted to explore more, but I just never followed through with it. Hopefully blogging will serve me well and it’ll be a place where all of my interests can mix together. My life is like an onion- filled with many layers. Shrek said it best!
I feel that this class allows me to really be myself. It pushes me to think outside the box and inspires so much creativity. I never thought I’d be taking a class that centers around the use of GIFs, memes & hyperlinks— but here we are!
It’s fascinating to not only use these internet tools but to also learn about their history and how to create my own.
I absolutely LOVE soup— especially ramen! Any time I see videos while scrolling through social media, I save them all (I actually follow through with making them as opposed to all of the other cooking videos I save).
Who doesn’t love a good bowl of Ramen? I once looked up a hack on TikTok to make some at home. Next thing I knew, I ended up with several different hacks/recipes by the end of the week. It was such a game changer!
Here is one of my favorite hacks I tried!
And let me tell you- it tasted just like the ramen you’d get from the ramen spot!
I am 100% certain that we as college students have late-night cravings while working on assignments. This is something quick and easy to satisfy that craving. There are so many ways to add your own flavors and uniqueness while preparing your ramen at home. Have fun with it! You won’t regret it!