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BCM325, BLOG III: tweet time

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Live Tweets and Hot Takes

Throughout the course of BCM325 Future Cultures class, we have collectively been responding to film and television medias via the modern commentary method of live tweeting. This process, although daunting when forcibly applied in the case of being an assessable task in which we would be graded, provided a great opportunity to demonstrate quick thinking and social interaction with retweets and on-the-fly discussions during each screening. Below is a subjective review of my best tweets and conversations over the course of this semester.

2018-04-27 (1)Ghost in the Shell” (1995) was a grim representation of what may come for both human and cyborg existence in the future. A stark difference from entertainment such as “The Jetsons” (1962) which painted a more positive outlook on technological advancements, director Mamoru Oshii took us on a wild journey through a near future dystopia.

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BCM325, BLOG II: Memeology

This is a video blog post, please click “view original post” to watch.

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Dawkins, R. (1989). The Selfish Gene. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp.189-201.

Chen, C. (2012). The creation and meaning of internet memes in 4chan: Popular internet culture in the age of online digital reproduction. Habitus,(3), pp.6-19.

Williams, Russell. (2000). The business of memes: memetic possibilities for marketing and management. Management Decision 38.4, pp.272-279.

Forbes.com. (2017). Meme Marketing: How Brands Are Speaking A New Consumer Language. [online] Available at: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescommunicationscouncil/2017/05/08/meme-marketing-how-brands-are-speaking-a-new-consumer-language/#38591c937f5f [Accessed 9 Apr. 2018].

Washington Post. (2014). Absolutely everything you need to know to understand 4chan, the Internet’s own bogeyman. [online] Available at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2014/09/25/absolutely-everything-you-need-to-know-to-understand-4chan-the-internets-own-bogeyman/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.2136041585b4 [Accessed 14 Apr. 2018].

Techopedia.com. (n.d.). What is an Internet Meme? – Definition from Techopedia. [online] Available at: https://www.techopedia.com/definition/16944/internet-meme [Accessed 12 Apr. 2018].

Fox News. (2009). 4Chan: The Rude, Raunchy Underbelly of the Internet. [online] Available at: http://www.foxnews.com/story/2009/04/08/4chan-rude-raunchy-underbelly-internet.html [Accessed 11 Apr. 2018].

Know Your Meme. (n.d.). Know Your Meme. [online]…

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BCM325, BLOG I: the a**hole of the internet

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4chanRESEARCH PROPOSAL: MEMEOLOGY

In 2003, we witnessed a few notable instances; Finding Nemo opened at the box office to a near one billion dollars, the world lost Johnny Cash and a high school student made a website that would much later be the catalyst to the creation of a world famous decentralised international hacktivist group. Even more so than that, it would go on to serve as a hub for both complete sick depravity and enveloping purity, a community in which you could be actively involved within a massive group of individuals hell bent in bringing justice to an animal abuser, but where you would have to scroll past a few unpleasant images of genitals to get there. While a vast majority of those whom use the internet regularly today may not be familiar with 4chan.org or it’s contents, a large percentage would unwittingly be participants in it’s biggest success…

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