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Dreams, Memes, and Twittering Machines

Dreams

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Selfie vs. Self-Portrait

Memes predate the internet but have become pervasive with digital technologies. This course is a Digital Humanities project that investigates memes in digital culture: what they are, how they spread and change, what they mean to us. The course project will be to collect and curate memes.

Memes

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Everywhere

Texts
Shifman, Limor. Memes in Digital Culture. MIT Press, 2013. ISBN-13: 978-0262525435, ISBN-10: 0262525437. $12.29 print. 10.00. Kindle.

Walker Rettberg, Jill. Seeing Ourselves through Technology: How We Use Selfies, Blogs and Wearable Devices to See and Shape Ourselves. ISBN: 9781137476661. Open source text. Free in digital.



Twittering Machines

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Wikipedia

M 4:00pm - 6:40pm HS 248B



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