Okay, why are we doing this? Playing around with Memes?

From a Writer's Perspective

  • It's another type of composing.
  • It's another genre.
  • It's another modality
  • We get some practice being a writer and composer, working with images and using an economy of words.
  • We get to see how "texts get their meanings from other texts."
  • We get to see how the idea of being an author/writer/composer has expanded in a digital world.

From a Sociological Perspective

  • It offers us an opportunity to look at the ways in which media has an influence on the way we interact in a digital age.
  • It offers us an opportunity to look at how culture is disseminated in a digital age.