As a millennial, we all use social media. One of the biggest things we use are memes. Many people use memes to express how they are feeling or how someone else feels. Some people use memes to talk about something funny. These memes are created by everyday individuals, using cartoons, movie images, reality stars, celebrities, etc. So the question is, are memes a form of art?
I believe art can be found in anything we do. I find Memes to be one of those things. Its a form of expression using words and funny images. Even though the pictures may not have been drawn by the person making the meme, or photographed by them, the creation of adding words or emojis to it to make something new is a form of art. Print makers like myself use images all the time to create art. We sometimes reprint the same images over and over and add new things to each print. That is a form of art and expression. Meme creators are using the right side of their brain to create these memes. Creativity is something you need to make art. In class we learned how to create our own memes. It was a fun experience (even though i wasn’t totally paying attention).
Social media is a big part of this generation. Everyone uses it; whether you have a Facebook, Instagram, Snap chat, or all of them. We love to take selfies and send funny videos to our friends and family online. With technology advancement, we have to ability to send emoji’s and GIFs to our friends and family via text. GIFs are short clips that help you express your emotional reaction to things. I always wanted to create my own. Creating my first GIF was not as hard as I thought it would be. It was actually a very fun experience. I used a website called Imgur to do it. I had a lot of fun. Being that this was the first project of the semester, I know this class will be a great experience for me.
If you haven’t seen the show The Four on Fox, then you missed a good one. It is a singing competition where people compete to get one of the four seats. The audience votes on who gets the spot. Once you have a spot, someone can challenge you to take your seat. However, the four judges (Charlie Walk, Meghan Trainor, Sean Combs, DJ Khaled) decide if you have the talent to challenge one of the four. If you make it to the finale, you have a chance of winning a record deal with Republic Records and the title of iHeartRadio’s “On the Verge” artist.
Well, last night was the finale. When I heard that Evvie Mckinney won, that made me happy. She has an amazing soulful voice. Hearing her sing encouraged me to keep singing. Music makes me happy. Seeing great vocalist win gives me hope that this generation’s music can be great.