Week # 4 To MEME or not to MEME- The Art of MEME’s

Week # 4 To MEME or not to MEME- The Art of MEME’s

Let us begin this discussion with a simple question are you an internet person? This question will answer this post’s central question of whether Memes Art is Art or not. Many older adults, especially those not into social media, will disregard the question and move on. Therefore, you must be an internet user to know something about memes. So if you’re not an internet user please get some guidance from my boy up there.

MEMEs have become one of the biggest game-changers throughout all social media applications. Yes, the Internet has changed our lives completely. Most people have heard about vines which were 6-second videos that got so popular throughout the Internet, and of course, now MEMEs had taken over. But what’s most important is do we consider MEME as Art?. First, let’s look at the definition of Art; Art is “the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power. Of course, as the definition of art, stated it is an expression that includes imagination to send out a message through beauty and emotions. The meme has been here for so long as mention how to geek, “The first published case of the word meme, dates back to Richard Dawkins’ 1976 book.” Dawkins indeed figured that “term because he was trying to figure out whether there was a measurable unit describing how ideas spread and propagated through generations.”

if this consider art why not memes

MEME’s is not only a picture that includes a burst of laughter but is indeed a way of communication and expressing persons feeling throughs MEMEs simply using images and simple text. Memes provide people with ideas that express their opinions using an easy concept most people will understand at their first peak

So now let’s see what the world thinks about memes. According to the Harvard Crimson, “It’s time to reevaluate the artistic thinking, definitions, and limitations around internet culture: Memes are art, and they’re here to stay.” The writer of this article concluded his article by stating that memes are art, and they’re here to stay by demonstrated why and how the meme should get recognized as art. He started by using Wikipedia’s definition of meme  A meme is an idea, behavior, or style that spreads by means of imitation from person to person within a culture and often carries symbolic meaning representing a particular phenomenon or theme. The writer then explains how the text and graphics connect to send out messages. The text and graphics need each other, bridging the gap between our very human gravitation toward language and our love for anything else that we perceive as visual.”

Memes require a little attention from the viewer to get the main idea behind them. It indeed requires “out-of-the-box thinking and the ability to capture and project an idea outwards”

Now, let’s look at what the video thinks about memes as art. Rugnetta, a Youtuber famous, states that art is creating images and sharing them with strangers for the purpose of communicating their personal experiences?… that’s art”. He indeed concluded his opinion about memes as art not because of his love for memes but by bringing top thinker definition of art like literary giant Leo Tolstoy says “to evoke in oneself a feeling one has experienced and having evoked it in oneself, then by means of movements by lines, colors, sounds or forms expressed in words so to transmit that feeling that other experience the same feeling this is the activity of art. However, if you still think memes are not art, look at how many people share the meme and get the messages immediately, and I believe that the whole purpose of art is to send out a message.

I firmly believe that memes are art, and they’re here to stay no matter how you cut them. As long as the mems are enjoyable, ideals, and shareable, I strongly consider them art. Why do I believes in a meme, yes my friends, as long it communicates with people and sends my message and opinion, I consider it as art, and of course, art was created to motivate others and transmit a sense of humor, and that’s what I encounter in the meme.

Memes are not just a form of self-expression. Still, indeed they are a form of communicating you believe with others in the community, just like what we have seen lately, it has been used to in politics. Many people reshare the memes because they somewhat agree with the message behind them. They share their opinions using funny memes.

Have you heard about memes sells in the auction, yes my friends, there is consideration of opening a museum especially for memes. If you want to find out more, have a look. Are memes the pop culture art of our era? The grumpy cat has recently turn into a meme, and it has inspired many people. “Grumpy Cat recently inspired an art exhibit with over 30 studio artists working to create Grumpy Cat-themed artwork, which was then sold at an auction out of the Lowe Mills Art Gallery in Huntsville, alabama. Memes have also turned old art into a meme.” Memes can blur the line between content and art, but certain pieces that begin as art can also take on the qualities of a meme.”

The article concluded by bringing an essential point to whether you think memes are art or not “there for the people and by the people; the democratization of art without rules and ample creative license.”

if you want to learn more about the museum of memes have a look at Victor Pimentel’s post last minutes with Gif, she shared links about the new museum in Hong Kong.

Finally let’s not forget about the king of memes, Dogecoin, a meme that made people super-rich with a market cap of $30,704,784,677 as of this moment.

king of meme





Assignment #2 stressful first week of classes- How I feel about CT 101.

Assignment #2 stressful first week of School- How I feel about CT 101.

what does picking classes feel like when you finished all the major classes and do not know what to enroll in.

Having over 120 college credits can be exciting but stressful when selecting more classes to complete a 150 CR so I can qualify for the CPA exam since it’s required by the NYS CPA Examination Board. Once my major requirements, Liberal arts, and college options were complete, I was lost in what classes I should be enrolled in my final semester.

thinking about CT 101 before my first class
thinking about CT 101 before my first class

Before attending the first day of class, I was super stressed, thinking about what this class could be. It was a weird name, never heard about it before, and most importantly, it was recommended by a friend who actually got a D grade in this class.

feeling stupid for taking advice from someone who actually failed this class

The first week of the semester, I was enrolled for 18 Cr, but I was waiting to attend the first day of all classes to decide what course I should drop and what to keep. Attending CT 101 first online class was the best thing I had in my first week of school. The Professor is super friendly, calm, and professional. He went over what we will be doing through the semester class, what he expects from students, and the types of assignments we will be doing throughout the semester.

Realizing class is easy, and the Professor is excellent.

I came to learn that CT 101 is all about expressing myself, feeling, and expression through Gifs. unlike my other class, It is a class that encourages students to use the internet Gifs to express their feeling through writing. It might sound boring, but this is the best and easiest class at York College.

finding out CT 101 is all about storytelling using gifsMy first assessment for this class was to write about what makes me happy on the internet, using Gifs to express my love for YouTube. YouTube had made my life super easy and fun as well as it saved me hundreds of dollars for so much stuff I learned to fix at home without spending money on technicians.

Completing my first CT 101 Assignment

For this week’s assignment, I used Giphy and Imgur, and I can tell you that Giphy is 100% better than Imgur. It was super easy to use and navigate through their website, it gets you a better result, and most importantly, I learned something that’s I’ve always wanted to learn, turning funny videos clips into gifs.

how I feel about Imgur

Assignment #1- Happy on the Internet

what makes me happy on the internet 

I need my phone
I need my phone

Whenever I’m stress, sad, or overwhelmed, I look at my phone and go on the internet 

Many platforms such as YouTube, Instagram, tik tic, or even Facebook are available to visit, which can help change your mood from sad to joyful.

I’m a super fan of YouTube; it generally has everything I need, from fun stupid videos to educational professional videos that explain what I’m looking for in detail.

The other day I broke my phone, I took it to the phone technician, and he asked for $240 to fix it, but thanks to YouTube, I set it myself for free I only had to purchases the screen for $60.

I majored in accounting, and many topics needed a little more explanation than what the professor went over. Thanks to professor Farhat’s for guiding most accounting through college with his excellent explanation of every subject. Going to class knowing what I was talking about made me super happy, and most importantly, I got A+ in most of my accounting courses.

As a child, I loved watching Tom and Jerry, and YouTube made it possible for me to watch at any time.

There have been so many dance videos trending on the internet, and I could not do it, but soon YouTube will teach me them.