Assignment #3- Are Memes Art ?

Are memes ART?

Yes, I considers memes to be a form of Pop Art and draws a parallel to Andy Warhol’s work, which often involved appropriating images from pop culture.

Pop art is an art movement that emerged in the 1950’s and flourished in the 1960’s in America and Britain, drawing inspiration from sources in popular and commercial culture. Different cultures and countries contributed to the movement during the 1960’s and 70’s.

Memes are here to stay… But is this good or bad for Art?Is this good or bad for communication?

Memes are good for art. Memes, in all forms, are an act of condensing information. The digital horizon demanded new symbols that transcend language barriers. Instead of attempting to represent subjective reality, memes collage shared experiences for a single purpose which is sharing. It is not who created the original meme but rather how its meaning has been transformed or imposed on by who is sharing it.

Are memes simply just forms of self-expression?Or are they MORE? Well, why or why not?

Personally speaking, Memes are a way of expressing culturally relevant ideas and thoughts.

According to behavioral science Memes are an extremely sophisticated form of communication.

Can Memes be used for storytelling?

Yes, Because the storytelling process is mostly left to visual storytelling. Visual storytelling always involves the use of graphics, images, pictures, and videos to engage with viewers in an effort to drive emotions, engage intercommunication, and motivate an audience to action.

My favorite existing memes are?

The reason why those two memes are my favorites is because they are short, witty, relatable even though they are all unique, most memes tend to follow similar patterns in the characteristics they possess and the effects that they have on their audiences.

3 thoughts on “Assignment #3- Are Memes Art ?”

  1. Epic!
    Great work on this, so far!
    I love the examples, hyperlinks, GIFs and Memes created!
    Great written details too! Keep going! Im left waiting for more!
    But wait, did you forget to share your favorite existing memes and why they are your favs?

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