How to Do Things with Memes

Whatever you want to say, there’s a meme for that. But are memes more than just funny images and sarcastic text? Explore this and other elements of memes in this three day mini course.
How to Do Things with Memes
This course is archived
Estimated 1 weeks
5–10 hours per week
Instructor-paced
Instructor-led on a course schedule

About this course

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How do memes circulate? Why do memes circulate? What does it mean to express your feelings, attitudes, and even politics through memes? This three day mini course introduces you to the history of GIFs and memes, surveys the use and abuse of memes, and asks you to make your own memes. By the end of the course, you’ll have a better understanding of meme culture and be able to engage more deeply with this new folk art form.

At a glance

  • Language: English

What you'll learn

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  • What’s so funny about memes?
  • What’s so serious about memes?
  • How do you make meaningful memes?

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