Exercise 3: “Memesphere Poetics” (network insights)
- Due S 26-Oct (11:59pm); 10 points, 500 words (minimum); media: required
- *note: you might create a video (screen-recording with voiceover) discussing example analyzed — see apps here
- Drawing upon your experience and observations, use a specific — and representative — example of “network culture” (memes, viral circulation, etc) to generate ideas for both the group’s emblem as well as multimodal composing for project 3.
- Include media instance (image, GIF, video, screen-capture) for your example. This can be recent and/or popular/“famous.“
- Using key terms/categories from three(min.) recent readings (weeks 7–9) discuss particular features of the participatory culture as representative example
in terms of cultural form(s) and network-media social practices.
From this, limiting summary in favor of insights, work toward a conclusion about digital rhetoric understood from this example.
→ main goal (most important) is to state what “lessons” derived from this view: potential application, directly, in group’s “problem emblem” for network circulation? (for new efforts promoting “participation” and/or “engagement,” perhaps — for your group’s focus and/or broadly?) for multimodal composing and network rhetoric in media ecology, for project 3?
These concluding discussions can be brief and speculative, proposing from your insights; mainly, focused on potential application of these ideas (as “memesphere poetics”).
- “Advice Dog” — Know Your Meme
Criteria from syllabus:
Posted to personal blog, these informal compositions illustrate attentive reading of assigned texts, progress toward project, and engagement with class topics relative to schedule.
Credit is assigned for (1) submitting on-time; (2) demonstrating attention to class topics, content knowledge, and critical thinking, particularly by describing insights and connections; (3) providing thoughtful and relevant responses to prompts, through specialized discourse; (4) with specific examples from personal knowledge and/or respective readings, (5) while extending rhetorical knowledge and mastery of writing conventions, practicing efficient prose (i.e. minimizing /avoiding summary, repetition, digression, and unnecessary discussion).
» Notes / Tips:
- — think especially about any/all categories, for analytic discussion (first) and/or conclusion (insights and application):
mode(s), media, message = performance; audience, delivery, circulation, “rhetorical velocity” (history, transformations); speed/time/duration; remix, cultural logic(s)…
(more coming soon, from class discussion)