Memes are “a group of digital items sharing common characteristics of content, form; created with awareness of each other; circulated, imitated and transformed via the internet by many” (Phillips, 2016).
The spreading of digital content, such as images, videos, or links, in a short period of time through online media such as Social Networking Sites (SNSs) and electronic mail, shared by a large number of people.
Though memes often appear to be 'fun', memes can also have a dark side. In this video, Lucie Chateau explains what memes are, how memes are used to reproduce certain values and beliefs, and what can happen when memes are not properly understood.
R/place is a perfect example of relational participatory art. This paper explores why it can be classified as such, and how it decommodifies and re-democratizes the collaborative, online pixel board artform.
Various media have highlighted the racism that imbues the angry reactions of Lord of the Rings fans to The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. An analysis of the memes that were created in response to the series.
Elon Musk and his fans converse easily in memes and jokes on Twitter. While this discourse is slightly bewildering to outsiders, the power Musk holds over his fans can have a serious impact on real-world events such as cryptocurrencies.
Brittany Broski is a successful content creator and influencer. In the last year, she has built a big community of loyal followers is still growing rapidly. How did she achieve this? How does she present herself as authentic?
The 2021 Suez Blockage may have been a disaster for global trade, yet it also provides for a splendid case study of digital literacies. This article analyzes how online groups implement their own literacies into memes related to the event.