Should memes be considered an Art Form?

Memes plague the internet. Memes are used everywhere and by everyone. So yes, I believed that memes are an art form. Memes, just like a normal photography without a “watermark” or text, convey a thousand words. Memes are created to evoke a reaction out of the viewer, whether it be a laughter or a second long chuckle. Lastly, please enjoy these artworks…I mean memes, I have created using scenes from some of my favorite movies. The first one is from the movie “Split”(2017), the second one is from “Now you see me 2″(2016) and the last one is also from the movie “Now you see me 2″(2016).

My reaction, you say?

Here is my reactions and thoughts I had about the class, CT 101, during the duration of the first two class meetings. Viewer/Reader discretion is advised.

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First of all, before the first day of class, I thought the class description on CUNY First sounded pretty fun and awesome. Then when I got to class, my mind was blown. “Wait, does the syllabus really say no textbooks”? Is that even legal? I was sold as soon as I saw the no textbook policy. The teacher seems very cool too, well he does have a 4.7 rating on Ratemyprofessors.com, so that must count for something. Secondly, the first assignment for the class is creating GIF’s! Where have this class been all my life? Lastly, by the second day, the class made me realized my purpose in life…spamming the world with GIF’s.

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I have high expectations for this class which says a lot because on most of the classes I’ve previously taken, I usually wanted it to end from the first time I sat down in the classroom. I can tell this class and the teacher will teach me many new techniques and skills related to technology. For example, I’ve just learned how to make a GIF, that’s so cool. I am excited to see what I will be learning each week as well since it’s sort of a mystery. I’ll admit, not knowing exactly what your next assignment is because it’s not written in the syllabus is pretty exciting. Also, I am liking the fact that I can see other students blogs, it helps a lot with getting an idea of what to do. I am a visual learning and always prefer to see what I need to do instead of  reading about what I need to do without any visual demonstrations. On the side note here’s my honest reaction to the class after the second week.

And lastly, everyone’s reaction after reading this post.

Everyones reaction to my gifs

Hastride

Happiness all around by Hastride

In the second week of my Digital Storytelling class, I was asked to think and blog about things that makes me happy. Particularly, what exists in the internet that brings me joy. Well, it was hard to think of one specific thing. So I want to list a few. To begin with, Google and all it’s products always bring a smile to my face. I have been using Google Drive, Docs, Photos, Maps, and Gmail for ages now and I just couldn’t imagine life without them. They are life savers, especially when it comes to the Drive. I lost a very expensive phone about 3 months ago and thought I lost all my information that I saved on that smartphone. Fortunately, all my notes and important documents were save to the drive and was able to transfer most information from my old smartphone to my currently new smartphone, which was a huge relief and made me so happy.  Another phenomenon about the internet that makes me happy is the site Urban Dictionary. Urban Dictionary is the funniest site I’ve ever come across and the user’s definitions are just plain hilarious and always leave me speechless. Plus, I would totally recommended this site to the serious A+ student looking for fancy words to use on their college admission essay, the essay would be a big hit….allegedly. The third thing from the internet that brings joy to me is Youtube in general. YouTube literally has a video on everything you can ever think of. I am usually on YouTube to watch funny videos, music videos or catching up on some of my favorite Youtuber’s contents. Now when I leave the virtual world behind and come to reality, I am usually going to work then straight to school. My job is fun but saying it always makes happy would be a big lie, school on the other hand, makes me happy. I finally found something I love, programming computers and studying commutations technology, and that is something that will always make me happy. Even making this blog post makes me happy and doesn’t feel exhausting at all. When I am at home, chatting with my parents and brothers makes me extremely happy. I also enjoy watching WWE with my mom, it’s her favorite show, and she thinks the show is actually real and not scripted. The shows I enjoy and watch by myself are mostly on MTV, for example, Wild ‘N Out. When I am not catching up on my favorite TV shows, I am usually writing poetry. Poetry has always been something that I’ve enjoyed since High School and has really help me love writing in general. Last but not least, my favorite thing out of all of the above mentioned is SLEEPING! Whether it’s taking a nap during the day, snoozing my alarm for the 5th time, or sleeping all day on the weekends, I love it all and love everything that has to do with sleeping. I know this phrase is so over used in every social media sites and is very cliche, but “sleeping is my hobby”, and I know you’re also rolling your eyes because I said that but I sadly don’t care lol. Now enjoy this a GIF that expresses my mood after a good sleep.