So now the third week is coming to an end, and I’m struggling to find out what I’m going to write about. This week has been quite eventful, lot’s of different events popping up. We’ve had lab and lectures, learning new things. Monday, in the lab, we made memes. When it was announced I was again sceptic about the whole thing. I thought “Memes? They aren’t made, they just happen.” However, I’d forgot the ole caption memes that are pron to circulate on 9gag and other meme pages. This is probably one of the most classic ways of conveying memes, and I’d completely forgot! Nowadays I consume most of my memes through, pardon my french, “shitposts” and YTP (YouTubePoop).
Making memes were actually pretty fun and even before our professor was done giving her instructions I was at it with meme-creations. I made four in total (originally posted @espen4lyfe on twitter):
And I guess this counts as my weekly contribution for the class? I hope so because I’ve been slacking on the DDAs this week, being somewhat sick. As I’m writing this; the memes I made Monday even foreshadowed it!
We also had a pretty interesting lecture with a friend of Mia (The Professor), Dr. Leonardo Flores. Usually I take loads of notes from every class I attend, but this time I chose to do switch it up and pay more attention. How smart this was, I have no idea. However it was a change of pace and the topics he covered had interesting angles to them. Flores showcased some video-game history as well as different types of digital art. He focused on how digital art and electronic literature had evolved and adapted with the times. You could say that with new tools comes new creativity. It kind of put it in perspective for me how different traditional art and digital art is. Digital art has a main theme often when it comes to communicating with the receiver mainly: being interactive. Like with memes. Memes are the easiest way to communicate and convey a message. That is probably one of the main reasons of it’s rapid growth over the last 20 years. One more thing that I want to mention is the twitter bots. I’ve always known about them (mainly through annoying spam-bots with lewd pictures), but now I followed a couple of different funnier ones like for example @regrettoegret and @pentametron
I don’t have all that much more to say today. As I said, I’ve been sick. I’m never sick so when it hits me I feel like I’m dying. Maybe I’ll make a strong comeback next week with stronger reflections and thought about our course. I hope so. Anyway, check out the Scandinavia and the World comic, and bye.