6 Choose two MEMES
1. Do online research and find one strong example of a GOOD MEME
2. Do online research and find one strong example of a BAD MEME
In your paper include a link and reference to each of these TWO examples of MEMES, then briefly describe each example and explain why you chose it.
PLEASE NOTE: The Good Meme you choose shouldn’t just be a “funny” Meme. The Good Meme can be funny but should also demonstrate a helpful/healing/beneficial cultural message, just as the Bad Meme should demonstrate a negative/dangerous/damaging cultural message.
For the videos below I just need a note for each, don’t answer the questions just take a small note for the questions.
What is a Meme?
(Watch from beginning until 4:15) memes
Susan Blackmore TedTalk / Memes and “temes” (watch from beginning until 12:06) Susan Blackmore studies memetics, founded on “the principle of universal Darwinism”. She discusses the theory of memes: ideas that replicate themselves from brain to brain like a virus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQ_9-Qx5Hz4
What happens when a bad meme goes viral?
Is it possible to “neutralize” a bad meme after it’s out in the world?