This is how my generation will go down in the history books. We will be recognized as the generation of the memes, where memes have become a central method of communicating new ideas and connecting with each other. It has become our new tool for social interaction. The memes in this passage refer to images with a base template and relatable and varying text written on it in a structured fashion corresponding with that particular image. However for the curious bunch, the actual definition of meme is as follows:
mememēm/nounplural noun: memes
- an element of a culture or system of behavior that may be considered to be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, especially imitation.
- a humorous image, video, piece of text, etc. that is copied (often with slight variations) and spread rapidly by Internet users.
In total I created many memes that relate to the three topics areas we were asked to cover, but in the end I choose only the best ones in my opinion to display on this post.
The first of my three memes relates to Hamilton and his accomplishments. Basically by quoting the first verse of the musical, I depicted the nature of Hamilton’s life and also the eminence of his works. I used this meme template as a way to emphasize the fact that even though he was an immigrant, he was still able to make a notable impact on the American Revolution. Another way to interpret this might be that he was able to create such a large impact due to the reason that he is an immigrant, either way works. I find the second reasoning to also be supported by the character Lafayette, since while being a French immigrant, he was able to turn the tides on the revolution.
My next 3 memes cover the current events topic. I believe them to be quite self-explanatory, but their context is of the current political race in America this year.
The one of Pacha and his “just right moment” explains the occurrence during Bernie Sander’s speech,
where a bird lands on his podium, and how that helps him get a leg up on his competitors.
This meme should be the most obvious of the bunch but is an explanation is needed then it would be that it is to mock at the amount of Trump supporters out there, and how oblivious and socially unintelligible the rest of the world finds them to be.
Lastly, another trump meme, this one is to show to increased confusing and criticism towards Donald Trump and his presidential campaign.
At this point in the race, no one is really sure what he’s up to and whether or not he will actually become the U.S. president, and I find this meme depicts the feeling and look on almost “everyone’s” (Trump supporters and some Europeans excluded) faces at this point.
The official last meme that I present on this post today is on the topic of our social’s curricular competencies. I used the Kermit the Frog template to relate to the are of “Emerging Ideologies” and how that is incorporated into today’s and yesterday’s society.
Yes, I have noticed that compared to many of my classmates meme’s and such that mine must seem a bit “dank” and bit inferior, but if I may say so, that is just how a meme is supposed to be. Like it has always been said, it’s not how polished the meme looks that matters, its how much of a laugh people get out of it that does.