“Yo, Dawg. Here is Your Checklist” Yes that’s a meme. This week’s work is much about memes. Bring your best meme game.
These is your To Do list for Week 4.0: One Does Not Simply Make NetNarr Memes.
- Dailies. Keep doing Daily Digital Alchemies, at least 2 this week. Include links and embeds to them in your weekly reflection blogpost
- Referencium. As you are reading about digital art, memes this week, or just in the flow of other things you see online, keep track of anything relevant to our topic of digital art, especially this week, about memes.
Add at least two readings, examples, tools, artist profile to a new Referencium on Digital Art. Add them to the editable Digital Art Referencium Google Doc including the title, link, a short description, and your twitter name.
If you are looking for ideas, find them from the links in this week’s course materials, or secondary links from there. Or you can find items from the flow of resources into #netnarr, or anything else you come across.
- Makes. If you did not do them in class, finish them this week. For each one, you must produce a meme image that can be seen via a URL. This can be a link published on the site, or if you can tweet it out to NetNarr, use the twitter link. This is the URL that you will need when filling out the Response Form at the bottom of each Make (the blue button).
If you did these in a hurry just to get them done in class, maybe think about if you have an idea to do a better one.
You will need to use the memes you created in your blog post, so having them all listed at the bottom of the Make can help you find your work.
But wait, there is even an easier way to find all your work in the Make Bank… just add your twitter name (without the @) to the end of this URL
http://make.arganee.world/exampletags/for example see all Make responses by @stryii or all Make responses by @justinsightfuls
- In preparation for next week read Selfies Are Art (The Atlantic).
In addition read the opposing perspectives in Selfies are Good for Girls (Slate) vs Selfies Aren’t Empowering. They’re a Cry for Help (Jezebel). Be prepared to discuss these different perspectives on selfies.
- Share a link to your weekly blog post in twitter including the #netnarr hashtag. Ask for feedback.
Your weekly reflection post should include links, and descriptions of all work you produced above. Since we are discussing the ways we can communicate with memes, use them in your post — embed meme images into your text and make it part of your writing.
Write about your thoughts on memes… Are they digital art? What makes them popular? Can you think of ways and reasons to use them for doing more than generating laughs? What does it mean for you to be able to create memes rather than re-use ones others make? In your post use one of the memes about memes we made in a class that is not the one you made. Find them among the responses at the bottom of the Memes That Meme Themselves Make.
Share your thoughts on the Nosedive episode of Black Mirror we watched. How close to reality is it? What does it imply about technology and society? How might the story have gone in a different direction? Is this form of a story effective for helping you or others think about the issues of technology on our lives? In your post use one of the Nosedive we made in a class that is not the one you made. Find them among the responses at the bottom of the Nosedive Meme Make.
Finally create a new meme that represents your thoughts, ideas on memes. Use it in your weekly blog post. Are you memed enough yet?