Tag: memes

Digital Discussions Episode 2

Episode 2: The Digital Influence of Memes This the second episode of our podcast titled ‘Digital Discussions’, in which we discuss topics about the digital, humanities, and digital humanities. As the host of this episode, Gijs introduces a discussion about the definitions, evolution, and digital influence of memes, using an excerpt of a book that contained a section on memes. In these…

Holy Memes: where Christianity, self-mockery, and social media meet

written by Aurora E. L. Turkenburg

Memes come in many forms, shapes, and sizes. But the function of a meme is always the same: they are meant to make you laugh. Hysterically. Recently the amount of religion-inspired memes on my social media feed – whether COVID induced, or “God-given”, is rising.

But what, exactly, are religious memes – and why do Christians love them so much?

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Memes and why I think they work

Memes are a typical feature of the internet. They show that humor becomes very ironical when it’s formed by billions of people at the same time. The most important thing when it comes to memes in my opinion, is that they are most of the time very relatable. The fact that most memes today are about something people recognize makes them very…

Language Games

The inspiration for writing this blog post came to me while trying to have a conversation with my mother. Keyword: trying. It has become increasingly difficult for me to have conversations with members of previous generations. This is especially a problem seeing as my job mainly involves having to talk to elderly people. Luckily for me, a lot of older people just…

Remembrance

As a child, we’ve all looked up at the night sky, trying to count the stars. But even that tiny piece of sky was so filled with stars that we couldn’t count them. The human mind cannot even begin to comprehend how many stars there are, and how enormous our universe is. This is perhaps not the best metaphor, but to a…

A meme a day keeps the doctor away

“An image, video, piece of text, etc., typically humorous in nature, that is copied and spread rapidly by Internet users, often with slight variations.” This definition has been given to the word by the Oxford Dictionary. But to really get a feel of the meaning it is better to look at the somewhat dramatic definition that the Urban Dictionary gives meme: “The…