Are Internet Memes ART?

Are Internet Memes ART?

Screen the video above first and read the article below. Do an internet search for “Are memes ART?” See what you discover. No matter how you cut it, memes are here to stay…is this good or bad for Art? I want to know what you think. And by all means, share you favorites Memes via URL, and or create your own to express your sentiments in new Blog post!

Are Memes the Pop Culture Art of our Era? Kate Knibbs –

Have fun!

CT101 Final Presentations & Final Blog Post Information

CT101 Final Class Presentations & Final Blog Post Information.

Please read all of the information below carefully. E-mail me with any questions at Ryan (at) or rseslow (at)

  1. **Final Website Presentations : Each student will be presenting their completed website to the class on the date listed below. Students will give a short guided tour and share successes, frustrations and an over all assessment of our course. Each student will have between 5-6 minutes to do this.

*The Tuesday section class of CT101 will give their final website *presentations on TUESDAY 12/19 from 10AM -12PM

The Thursday section of class of CT101 will give their final website presentations on THURSDAY 12/14 from 10AM -12PM

2.***Final Blog Post Submission – Each student will publish a Final Class Assessment blog post to their own website. You will E-Mail the link of this blog post to me ( ryan (at) or rseslow (at) ) no later than Tuesday 12/19 at Midnight.

The final blog post should be a detailed re-cap of what you have learned in CT101, what you enjoyed about our class and how you will apply your new skills into the world. Will you maintain and keep up your website? If so, how? If not, Why not? Your post should include a culmination of images, videos, GIFs, hyperlinks and writing. Please let this post display the best of your skills sets learned and applied!




Discovering Your Classmates Websites

During week #10 I asked each student to share their new website’s url in the comment section on this post

All 40 registered CT101 students have participated.  Now its time to explore and share our experiences by visiting some of the websites (below).

Part 1 – Select a few of the links below and explore! Discover and Participate! Leave a helpful comment on the site, make suggestions, share what you like and what successes you see! Perhaps you may want to share a helpful tutorial link or simply ask a fellow student if you can be a guest blogger on their website? Create a collaboration or a shared experience, sky is the limit! You can do this by commenting on the site or by sending a message via the site’s contact method.

Part 2 – Write a detailed blog post about your experience and publish it to your own website. Which websites did you visit? List them! Which ones stand out? Be sure to add some GIFs or images and video to support your reflections! Share your feedback!

Student websites :

Panoramic Image Making Multiplicity

(click the images above to enlarge or download them from the media library)

This past Tuesday in our Digital Storytelling class we played with the idea of non traditional image-making and multiplying ourselves into a single image frame. (No photoshop required). By using the panoramic feature of our smart phones we created two examples above to show the potentials of the project by using our immediate surrounding (the hallway outside our classroom and the class).

The top image is a traditional class portrait. Its a long stretched frame that bends itself in an overly extended way. The light source is coming from behind the photographer giving off a great amount of natural bright light. The bottom image is the opposite and we see how the bright light from the windows serves as back lighting when the photographer is behind the light source shooting the image directly at it. The light places an emphasis on the absence of that light and creates a shadow effect of the students in their composition. We talked about how lighting can add this effect and extend a narrative.

So, how is this image created, especially the top one above?

  1. Open your smart phones camera and set it to panoramic mode.
  2. Arrange your subject(s) in one area to the left side of the photographer. Give a good amount of distance between the photographer and the subject(s). The subject(s) need to hold still as the photographer begins to move the camera past them until they are out of the view finders frame.
  3. Once the subjects are out of the viewfinders frame the photographer stops the motion of the camera and holds it in place. The subjects then move behind the photographer and slowly gather themselves back into a new pose or position on the right side of the photographer.
  4. The photographer continues to move the camera past the subjects until they fit into the composition.

What will you do with this new technique and how will you use it to tell a story in one frame using the same subjects? What kind of situation or narrative can you create?

Tell a story in one panoramic frame, the potentials are endless!