Are Memes Art?

What is art?

According to Merriam-Webster, art is the conscious use of skill and creative imagination especially in the production of aesthetic objects. Many people use memes in a way to express themselves and by definition it is a form of art.

In my opinion, memes are considered art as it is a way to share your thoughts and feelings in a particular subject. Reddit is a social media page with a wide variety of memes subreddits. My favorite meme themed subreddit will have to be /r/wholesomememes is it filled with kind-hearted memes and will lift your mood.

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Creating Gifs

I’ve always wanted to create a gif, but believed it was going to be a complicated process. During this week, we learned to make gifs using Youtube and Giphy. It was a lot easier than expected as the process was simple and straightforward. Here are some gifs I created:

President Trump’s hair in the windDeadpool 2 trailer scene
Friendly Robot

What Makes Me Happy

On February 7th, 2018 Elon Musk’s SpaceX successfully launched the Falcon Heavy rocket with a Tesla Roadster. It makes me happy as it made me realize what humanity can accomplish when they set goals and work together to achieve them. It is an important event as it shows the rapid advancements of technology. This launch is significant as they can now send more than twice as much payload as any rocket in the world.

Falcon Heavy take off

Falcon Heavy booster landing