Mean Memes

What’s in a [meme]? That which we call [bullying] By any other name would [seem as mean] Memes have become the epitome of youth techno-culture; they are an accessible form of remediation that anyone can create. As Amelia Eqbal emphasized in her blog post, memes are inevitable and impossible to ignore. It is terrifying how…

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Digimodernism in Social Media

As a millennial born into the midst of the beginning of digimodernism, it is a movement that is entrenched into my own and my peer’s society. Digimodernism looks to describe the changing culture we see on the online world, and the way this new representation of media changes the way we consume content. As Rose…

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Chivalry is Dead, and so is Postmodernism

Postmodernism is dead. … at least, according to Nicolas Bourriaud. This position makes way for an influx of questions, one more prominent than the rest: if postmodernism is over, what comes next? While I, as a student born around the time of the supposed-end of postmodernism, am certainly in no position to answer such a…

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Non-Places: Marc Augé

Marc Augé’s Introduction to Anthropology of Supermodernity of Non-Places, published in 1995, distinguishes between the near, the elsewhere, to a place to a space, to a non-space. Non-Places begins with a prologue that places the reader in the shoes of the situation being expressed-Pierre Dupont enters an airport, makes purchases at the duty free shops,…

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