Internet memes are a fun communication tool frequently seen in social media. These memes are a lot like marketing materials in that they often rely on images and text headlines. The main difference is that instead of compelling you to purchase a good or service, they have a goal of making you smile and laugh.
What is an internet meme? If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, a simple web search asking that question will certainly provide a number of descriptions and examples. If, however, you’re looking for a more formal definition, the author of the 2014 book, Memes in Digital Culture, provides examples and defines “Internet Meme” as: “(a) a group of digital items sharing common characteristics of content, form, and/or stance, which (b) were created with awareness of each other, and (c) were circulated, imitated, and/or transformed via the Internet by many users.”
In this assignment you will be creating a meme that contains an image along with headline text. The “Module 02 Course Project Instructions” file download (below) provides detailed instructions accompanied by relevant screenshots.
- File: Module 02 Course Project Instructions
Through the completion of this assignment, you will practice choosing and placing appropriate typeface/fonts as well as exploring images whose copyright permissions allow them to be used in the creation of derivative works. The
Be careful not to create a message which might be considered offensive. Don’t worry if it isn’t funny; this is about the type, not the quality of your comedy.