Memes: the Ultimate Form of Remediation

In this day and age, memes serve as the fundamental unit of information in Internet culture. Defined by Urban Dictionary as “a pervasive thought or thought pattern that replicates itself via cultural means”, this form of visual media combines text and screencaps from various sources, and constantly reinvents itself. In her article “Remediation: A Modern…

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The Modern Myth of Digimodernism

Perhaps the defining feature of our modern age is the computerization of both our physical and cultural lives. While many see this as a sign of technological progress, a simple and unequivocally positive result of technological evolution, the cultural and artistic impacts of this increase in computerization are important and should be given critical consideration….

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Remediation: A Modern Perspective

Published in 1999, David J. Bolter and Richard Grusin’s eBook Remediation: Understanding New Media considers the ways in which visual media is rapidly evolving while simultaneously evaluating the effects this has on the viewer’s visual experience. This study uses technological examples of its era to affirm the argument that ‘modern’ visual media is simply a…

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The Importance of Sleep

Sleep is something students everywhere have a love-hate relationship with. On one hand, resting in a toasty warm bed is highly satisfying. On the other, it feels like a waste of time. If humans only get 24 hours in each day, it seems absurd that we spend a third of them essentially dead. As SASAH…

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Meat: An Environmental Issue

The mission statement of the SASAH Program is to “help students realize their critical and cultural potential to make a transformative impact on the world.” As a student in the latest cohort, I’ve taken these ideas to heart and looked into one of my favourite topics: sustainability. As a student, I need to cook for myself,…

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