Stories Cut Short

June 12th, 2016 is a date that will live in memory for years to come. A man walked into a gay club on Latin night, and started shooting. 49 people were killed and 53 injured before the shooter was shot and killed by police. The country mourned. The world mourned. But I – I was…

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Assault is About Power

Last week in our Year Two SASAH class, Joel had Allison Pryde come in to talk to us about sexual violence and consent. Allison Pryde is an accomplished person, studying philosophy and women’s studies, getting her MA, working for the Sexual Assault Centre of London. Her presentation and the conversation it created was interesting. I…

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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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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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