According to the Merriam Webster dictionary a meme is defined as, “an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture.” Its Greek origin means imitation. The term Meme was first coined by Robert Dawkins.
Some might believe memes to be nonsense and a waste of time, but there is a science and art behind these internet memes that I find to be extremely interesting. After reading an article that I was given in class called The Power of Internet Memes And A Lot Of Fun Along The Way, I found that Memes have become very trendy within the fields of marketing and advertising. It is unknown which Memes will take off quick or never be a hit at all, but is known that there have been memes to catch the eye of the public and spread like a wild fire.
The above meme is an example of what I created for my assembling digital media class. We were told to create a meme that has something to do with what we do in our class. The first thing I thought of of Lev Manovich. Manovich is the writer of the book we read in this class called The language of New Media.